I am the creator of Slinger, the Spencer family and other assorted villains. There will be a series of interlinked crime fiction short stories based in Newcastle upon Tyne. The first story, 'Drum and Waste', can be read here... http://a-twist-of-noir.blogspot.com/search/label/Malcolm%20Holt
The second story, 'Graduation Day', will appear shortly.
I did write a crime fiction novel, 'In The Nick of Tyne', under the name of Chris Malcolm, many years ago, but very few copies have survived and these are now collectors items...if you can find one.
I was made an honorary Texan by Kinky Friedman some years ago and I still visit the Lone Star State from time to time.
Most crime fiction but notably Val McDermid, Martyn Waites, Mark Billingham, Stuart MacBride, Ian Rankin, Kinky Friedman, Meg Gardiner, Stephen Booth, Peter Robinson, Lynda La Plante, Tess Gerritsen, C.J.Box; to name but a few of many...
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Wire In The Blood; Rebus; CSI:Crime Scene Investigation; CSI:NY; CSI:Miami; The Shield; The Mentalist; Cracker; Numb3rs; Trial and Retribution; Prime Suspect; Morse: Waking The Dead: Sons of Anarchy; DCI Banks; Vera...