Author Archives: Emlyn Rees

About Emlyn Rees

Copywriter, crime writer, comedy writer and editor. We're Going on a Bar Hunt, The Very Hungover Caterpillar, The Teenager Who Came to Tea, The Fight Before Christmas, Come Together, Shabby, Hunted, Wanted, Switch It Off! and Shabby - A Very British Lifestyle, out now.

Woot! Dark Star beer at our Dark and Stormy launch!

A Dark Star brew at a Dark & Stormy launch? It would be rude not to! Kindly raise your glasses to the wonderful folk at Dark Star Brewing Company for sponsoring the beer at our party this year to kick … Continue reading

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Brighton Rock & Barry Forshaw tickets selling fast!

Roll up, roll up! Only a few tickets left to see our screening of the classic Brighton Rock, introduced by legendary crime aficionado Barry Forshaw on Sunday 25th May, as part of the Dark & Stormy festival. Tickets available here.

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OI! GET YOUR KICKS DOWN THE FLICKS – Dark & Stormy crime films here in Brighton this May!

Ooh! Ah! Gee-zah! A dirty great monster of a rumour has been circulating that tickets for our three butt-kickingly cool crime film capers have now sold out.This is right load of pony, a bloomin’ travesty, in fact. The truth of … Continue reading

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This week’s bargain Oxfam charity shop record is: Hot Dance Music From Cuba!

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My Day at Get Writing 2014 by Morgen Bailey

Originally posted on Morgen 'with an E' Bailey:
I went to the annual Get Writing conference, hosted by Verulam Writers Circle – my fifth time – last Saturday so I thought I’d share the day with you. After a minor diversion (to…

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The joys of collaborating with an illustrator – cartoonification, dammit!

One of the real joys of writing is that you sometimes get to collaboration a project with people with a completely different skill set to yourself. My last real conversation with an art teacher was when I was asked why … Continue reading

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Oi, over here! How to get noticed in publishing…

Here’s a link to a good article in The Bookseller on the art of waving a flag in space and getting yourself some attention, where Curtis Brown MD, Jonny Geller, discusses the best ways to make noise in today’s overcrowded publishing … Continue reading

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Tony Parsons & The Art of Boxing: The Murder Bag is coming your way…

Last night’s Culture Show on BBC2, “The Art of Boxing”, was a classic. Introduced by author Tony Parsons, it featured a potted history of boxing and its association with the arts in the 20th century. It also presented a pretty … Continue reading

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Stylish, fresh & cool. Review of debut crime novel, Heartman, by M. P. Wright…

Crying out to be made into a TV series, this is an excellent debut from M.P. Wright. Set in Bristol in 1964 and featuring JT Ellington, as a Barbadian ex-cop who’s forced to turn detective after a young woman goes … Continue reading

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Review: Martin Harbottle’s Appreciation of Time – one very funny book…

A great premise: each time pissed off commuter Dan gets delayed on the way to work, he decides to write an email to the MD of Premier Westwood trains, Martin Harbottle, determined to waste just as much of Martin’s time … Continue reading

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