Recommended Read: Bongo Fury by Simon Maltman

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Jimmy Black runs a small-town music shop called Bongo Fury. He is a family man, a part-time private eye, and a drug dealer, whose brother is a bit of a big noise in the Ulster paramilitary.

The various strands of Jimmy’s life become violently entangled in Simon Maltman’s short n sharp novella collection, Bongo Fury.

Authentic, violent, funny and touching, Bongo Fury is a cracking collection with a bonus music soundtrack.

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Portrait Of The Artist As A Consumer: Simon Maltman

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The Prisoner, Mad Men, The Killing, Killing Eve, Boardwalk Empire, Breaking Bad, Peaky Blinders, The Bridge, Columbo.


Richard Stark, Lawrence Block, Raymond Chandler, Jo Nesbo, Alex Barclay, Ian Rankin, ‘Ulster Noir.’


The Third Man, Vertigo, American Splendor, The Big Sleep, Fargo, Hidden, Live Flesh.


Nick Cave, Mark Lanegan, Afghan Whigs, Captain Beyond, Iron Butterfly, Art Blakey, Lee Morgan, Black Crowes, Alice in Chains.


Portmeirion, Vienna, Barcelona. And of course Northern Ireland!


Burgers, cheesecake, honeycomb ice cream, Ulster Fry.


Coffee, coffee, coffee. Also a little whiskey and stout.


Schiele, Klimt, Hopper, Kahlo.


BIO: Simon Maltman is the ‘Ulster Noir’ author of novels, novellas and short stories. An Amazon Bestseller, he also splits his time working as a musician and as a tour guide on his ‘Belfast Noir’ tour.

Recent Press for Simon Maltman:

“A terrifically gritty thriller.”

Jo Spain

“Lean, mean, fast and furious.”

Gerard Brennan

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