The Imperfect Murder

1 “I’m sorry to call so late without warning Mr Pengelly sir, but I know you’re a night owl and I really need to pick your brains urgently…” Inspector Tom …

Broadway lullaby

With apologies to Ron Miller (1932-2007) and Kenneth Hirsch ♫ Hey butty, yes you butty, Sitting on your own, I’ve got things I want to tell you, I’ve got seeds …

Festive fun

At this time of year I take seasonal work writing jokes for Christmas crackers… What’s the difference between a commuter and an athlete? One races for a train, the other …

Riddle-me-ree

My first is in ransacked and also in violence, My second’s in apathy but not in silence, My third is in victim and also in dumbed, My fourth’s in poverty …

The unfunniest joke in the world

Scene: the crowded waiting room in a hospital’s overstretched, understaffed A&E department. Every few minutes the receptionist calls people to the treatment rooms over the public address system. “Huw Janus to …

Grim pills progress

In case anyone’s wondering, my blogging output has been low recently because I’m working on a book. It’s a commission, there’s a concept (not mine, the publisher’s), a target word count …