Friday, 10 December 2010

Writer's Showcase - Nick Quantrill

So here's Nick.  Nick Quantrill.  It was Nick's book 'Broken Dreams' that first attracted me to crime fiction writing.  I'd tried a couple of Police procedurals in the past, and a couple of those clever pathology based capers, but they'd just left me cold.  Then came 'Broken Dreams' - the main character not a clever cop or a super-qualified pathologist or profiler, but a normal bloke.  A PI by the name of Joe Geraghty.  Joe appears in several of Nick's short stories, as well as the novel,.  A Joe Geraghty short story will be appearing next year in the Mammoth Book of Best British Crime, appearing alongside the likes of Ian Rankin, Colin Dexter, Peter James, Allan Guthrie, and our very own Mr Paul D. Brazill.
Nick Quantrill is the real deal.  And I'm proud to call him a mate of mine.  Here he is in his own words:


Nick Quantrill was born and raised in Hull, an isolated industrial port in East Yorkshire. Never realising he could be a writer, Nick spent most of his twenties shouting and bawling his way around Sunday League football pitches before studying for a degree in Social Policy. Approaching now or never time, Nick started writing crime stories set in and around his home city. The result is ‘Broken Dreams,’ a novel which focuses on Hull’s past and future through the lens of the city’s lost fishing industry. ‘Broken Dreams’ is published by Caffeine Nights.



Short stories

'Devil in His Heart' - Published at Thrillers, Killers 'n' Chillers

'Ticket to Ride' - Published at Radgepacket Online

'Wrong 'em Boyo' - Published at Radgepacket Online

Interviews and articles

The Yorkshire Post


  1. Smashing. Broken Dreams is great. Top writer, top man.

  2. Joe Geraghty is a PI for our times, and Nick Quantrill is a writer to follow.