Adam Colclough's Blog (16)

Shameless Plug #2

Its been a busy few weeks, I've finished work on the 3000 word ECA, known informally as the monster and its gone off to be marked, they'll let me know how I've done before Christmas, lets hope the result doesn't take the shine off the tinsel eh?

I 've also been working on another short story, you can read it at…

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Added by Adam Colclough on September 17, 2007 at 5:41am — 1 Comment

No Laughing Matter.

The nights are drawing in, the leaves are turning brown and Silent Witness is back on the box, autumn is here again.

Some people I know think of…

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Added by Adam Colclough on September 10, 2007 at 8:47pm — No Comments

Farewell to the Big Man.

Last Thursday I sat in my back bedroom listening to the arts programme Front Row on Radio 4, it was a displacement activity on my part designed to avoid writing the 3000 word essay I should have been working on.…

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Added by Adam Colclough on August 20, 2007 at 5:34am — No Comments

In Memory of R D Wingfield.

R D Wingfield, author of the popular series of novels featuring the shambolic Inspector Frost has died aged seventy nine following a long battle with cancer.…

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Added by Adam Colclough on August 3, 2007 at 8:55pm — No Comments

He’s Behind You.

According to reports in the British press yesterday Hollywood legend Mickey Rooney is seeking a part in a forthcoming episode of Midsomer Murders.…

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Added by Adam Colclough on July 19, 2007 at 9:15pm — No Comments

Identity Crisis.

I have finally done it, or started to do it at least, write a novel that is. It’s going to be called White Oak and is a sort of homage to trench coats, down at heel heroes and all things noir.…

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Added by Adam Colclough on July 11, 2007 at 6:02am — No Comments

A Shameless Plug.

First of all thanks to everyone who has asked me to be their friend over the past few weeks, I'll get around to visiting all your sites and, perhaps, leaving comments before long.

I've just had confirmation from Associated Content that my latest story has appeared on their site, its not really a crime story as such, nobody gets robbed or shot or anything like that, its more a tale of urban paranoia where nothing much happens but rather a lot seems to happen.

Take a…

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Added by Adam Colclough on July 2, 2007 at 5:47am — No Comments

Robert Mitchum-Poet.

In his engaging documentary Oh Dad (BBC Radio4 Sunday) Lloyd Robson explored the surprising secret life of film noir legend Robert Mitchum.…

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Added by Adam Colclough on June 25, 2007 at 9:12pm — No Comments

What’s In a Name?

How do you choose your books? My guess would be that if you aren’t buying them on the instructions of a reading list the title probably plays a major role in the choice you make.…

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Added by Adam Colclough on June 19, 2007 at 2:37am — No Comments

The Books That Led Me to Crime.

One of my earliest memories is of discovering the box of well thumbed paperbacks stored under my parent’s bed. They belonged to my late maternal grandmother, who, like me, had been an avid if reader with determinedly eclectic tastes.…

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Added by Adam Colclough on June 4, 2007 at 1:32am — No Comments

Winners and Losers at the BAFTAS

Well its BAFTA time again and all the glitterati of the media world trooped down to London yesterday (Monday) in black ties and ball gowns for their annual bean feast.…

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Added by Adam Colclough on May 23, 2007 at 1:16am — No Comments

T V by Numbers.

Last week I complained about the number of, in my opinion, excellent crime writers who never have their work adapted for television.…

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Added by Adam Colclough on May 14, 2007 at 9:11pm — No Comments

Something Different-Please.

Over the past week I’ve been reading The Edge, a splendid novel by the rather neglected Clare Curzon. It combines many elements of a traditional British mystery novel, a murder taking place at a country house, spooky goings on in the woods and dark family…

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Added by Adam Colclough on May 7, 2007 at 5:36am — No Comments

The Royal Hunt of the Wild Goose.

First of all belated thanks to everyone who has invited me to be their friend on Crimespace, in my profile I promised to post one of my short stories on this site, well here goes. I'd love to know what everyone thinks and if there's anyone out there who wants to publish this story or others like it please let me know.

The Royal Hunt of the Wild…

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Added by Adam Colclough on April 30, 2007 at 5:44am — No Comments

Things That Go Bump In The Night.

Are there any fans of Scooby Do out there? If there are and they were watching they must have enjoyed the latest outing for Sea of Souls (BBC1 Tues/Thurs), as it happens so did I.

It was the most splendid hokum involving murder, black magic and the transmigration of souls, all set in a remote house in Scotland that could have come straight from a Hammer Horror film.

Predictably most of the television critics were rather sniffy about the show on the grounds that the whole thing…

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Added by Adam Colclough on April 23, 2007 at 5:48am — No Comments

Cops That Pass in the Night.

Less than a week has passed since the last episode aired and, at the risk of coming over all ‘Doris’ I’m already missing the splendid Life on Mars.…

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Added by Adam Colclough on April 17, 2007 at 5:52am — No Comments

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