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OTHER THINGS


What else David gets up to...


CRIME WRITERS ASSOCIATION

David is a member of the national committee of the Crime Writers Association and has edited their monthly members' newsletter, Red Herrings, since 1999.



FELLOW OF THE ROYAL LITERARY FUND

David has been a Fellow of the Royal Literary Fund at Huddersfield University, the Times Higher Education's University of the Year, 2014, since 2012.


GHOST & MYSTERY STORIES


The Hallowe'en Mask (Mystery Press, September 2014)

This is David's first collection of ghost stories, published by Mystery Press.

‘Charming, wistful and pleasingly nasty, as is only proper.’ Mark Gatiss


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The Darke Chronicles (Mystery Press, 2014)

David's short stories featuring charismatic Victorian puzzle solver Luther Darke have been collected and published by Mystery Press.

If you like Sherlock Holmes, then you'll love Luther Darke.

The Darke Chronicles introduces the aristocratic and flamboyant Victorian detective Luther Darke, who tackles mysteries that have baffled Scotland Yard and are seemingly unexplained. The cases featured here take Darke into a world of deception, murderous sleights of hand, spiritualism, vampires, curses and phantoms in fin de siècle London. This volume, a treat for all fans of vintage crime fiction, features seven of Darke’s most challenging and chilling investigations.

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Black & white illustration by Chris Senior

EDITORIAL & ANTHOLOGIES

 

WORDSWORTH EDITIONS

David is General Editor of Wordsworth Editions' Mystery and Supernatural series, for which he has contributed many introductions and compiled anthologies, including Crime Scenes, a sparkling collection of short stories written by modern masters and mistresses of the crime fiction genre and The Best of Sherlock Holmes.

 

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COLLECTORS LIBRARY

David has contributed many Afterwords to the smart editions of classic literature published by Collectors Library, including:

 

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Wind in the Willows

Three Men in a Boat

The Little Prince

The Jungle Book

Hard Times

The Great Gatsby 

The Ghost Stories of Charles Dickens

The Thirty Nine Steps

The Maltese Falcon

Tom Brown’s School Days

Day of the Jackal

Cranford

The Turn of the Screw

Nicholas Nickleby

The Trial

The Ghost Stories of M. R. James

The Picture of Dorian Gray

The Moonstone

Oscar Wilde – Shorter Fiction

Kim

Far From the Madding Crowd

& all the editions of the Sherlock Holmes Stories

 

For Collectors Library David also compiled the following anthologies:

 

Vintage Detective Stories

Spine Chillers

Tales of the Macabre

Classic Crime Stories

Irish Ghost Stories

DAVID ABROAD


TRANSLATIONS


David's books are creeping further afield!


The lovely people at Sparkling Books, who produced the Johnny Hawke novel A Taste for Blood, have negotiated new editions of David's Sherlock Holmes novels in Chinese, Italian, French and Korean. Watch this space!