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Tess Makovesky

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September 22

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Liverpool lass Tess is now settled in the far north of England where she roams the fells with a brolly, dreaming up new stories and startling the occasional sheep.

Tess writes a distinctive brand of British comédie noir and her short stories have darkened the pages of various anthologies and magazines, including Shotgun Honey, Pulp Metal Magazine, 'Drag Noir' (Fox Spirit), 'Rogue' (Near to the Knuckle), and 'Locked and Loaded' (One Eye Press). Her first novel ‛Gravy Train’, a darkly comic crime romp set in Birmingham, is available from All Due Respect.

You can follow her ramblings (both literary and literal) at her blog: http://tessmakovesky.wordpress.com/ .
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A funny thing happened on the way to the canal…

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I just had to dash in and share this hilarious news item from (where else?) Birmingham. Looks like even the Chief Constable of West Midlands Police could have lifted his evening’s work straight from the pages of ‘Gravy Train’.


I swear this is a genuine incident and not something I’ve made up. Although given that it involves fishing bags out of canals, I might well have… Just shows those canals

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Three and a half stars for the realistic characters, gripping plot and sheer readability, plus all the atmosphere of a small, rural Australian town. The central mystery, of an apparent murder-suicide that may not be all it seems, kept me turning the ...more
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"Parts of this book is solid Peter May excellence, and the Hebridean setting is gorgeous as ever. BUT I'm utterly disappointed in the identity of the killer. I crossed my fingers that May would not veer down the road I was suspecting he chose, but ala" Read more of this review »
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A real disappointment. The descriptions of the Isle of Lewis location are as sumptuous as ever and the mystery keeps the pages turning. But overall the book feels scruffy and unfinished, as though the publishers accidentally put out a first draft rat ...more
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This is a refreshing change - a dystopian novel that manages to be quirky and even, dare I say it, fun! Maxine is a feisty yet practical heroine; when life deals her a bag of spanners she uses them to customise her latest armoured car or upgrade the ...more
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" Sandra wrote: "Thanks for the recommendation - very much enjoyed."

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I really enjoyed the book. It's hopelessly sad in places and I felt it needed an extra edit, but overall it's taut, dramatic and kept me reading right to the last page. I loved the descriptions of Fair Isle, which reminded me of the Orkney Isle of Ho ...more
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