Having been found on a 'Co-op' shelf in Stirchley, Birmingham by a Cornish woman and a man of dubious footballing taste, Ian grew up in neighbouring Selly Park and Bicester in Oxfordshire. After travelling far and wide, he now considers Liverpool to be his home.
Ian was educated at Moor Green School, Bicester Senior School, and the University of Liverpool, where he gained a 2:1 (BA Hons) in English Literature.
He now reviews and publishes daily on the music, theatre and culture within Merseyside.
There is something beautifully seductive that lives in the shadows of the early morning - the stillness of the night, perhaps a breeze, the recognition of life in between the heartbeats of midnight and the dawn. Four in the Morning, Pavement Blues is a recognition of time.
Four in the morning is the time I am awake; it is the best time to listen to and write the blues.
Set on Malta, The Death of Poetry opens with a seemingly unsuspicious death at a facility for ‘the unhinged’. It is when a fresh victim appears, most definitely murdered, that our island detective begins to unravel the fragile links and faint memories of those he now must confront from his own past—one he may not have wanted to remember for himself.