Liam Leddy

Biography

See my website www.liamleddy.com
The two novels Body Language and Bad Form I have written to date are Glasgow sixties crime fiction. Raw , uncompromising Glasgow sreet crime , warts and all. Twists, turns, surprises and violence abound. In conjunction with my numerous short story collections both sell very well indeed in bookstores and to libraries and of course my readers in general.
This month alone, December 2012, I have been filmed by Scottish Television re my work. This will be screened by STV mid January. I have also done telephone interviews for television companies about my work in December together with Library presentations. Looking for more exposure as always particularly to Scottish ex-pats the world over. I believe thoughts will always stray to the land of your birth. Or city of your birth. In this case Glasgow. Beautiful, generous, humour filled and lovable. Also, on occasion, dark and very, very scary.
My latest short story collection "Tales of Dedication" is now available on Smashwords together with all my usual outlets. I have always been of the opinion that the short story form is sadly neglected in favour of the novel. Short stories are not short novels and vice versa. How many times have I heard the words he/she has "only written" when applied to the short story author. Not true in my case. And certainly not true with the vast majority of world famous authors. I love to read and write short stories and believe that all libraries are missing out if they do not have a separate section for short story collections and anthologies Just updating my new all smiling photo of me on Smashwords because that`s the one I use on my fabulous brand new website. This new site is so user friendly it confuses me. Not a hard thing to do granted.
My first novel Body Language is being re-formatted by my new publisher Authorhouse and will very shortly be available in all major print outlets globally
As of now Tuesday 23/06/15 my books are available in on request from either Amazon Createspace Authorhouse Barnes & Noble Abe Books Books a Million.... In short almost anywhere globally

Smashwords Interview

Where did you grow up, and how did this influence your writing?
I was born and raised in Glasgow, Scotland U.K and still live there. I write sixties Glasgow crime fiction
Write what you know they say.
When did you first start writing?
In 2002
Read more of this interview.

Where to find Liam Leddy online


Books

Tales of Dedication Liam Leddy
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 12,520. Language: English (Scottish dialect). Published: July 18, 2013. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
A new short story collection illustrating the fact that "ordinary" people often achieve extremely extraordinary things. Trademark twists, turns and extremely surprising endings from different personalities faced with difficult and dangerous situations.
Slinger Copyright Liam Leddy
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 16,080. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
It can apply to both sides of the law. Not only the criminally minded
Cautionary Tales Liam Leddy
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 17,530. Language: English. Published: December 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
Look before you leap. Fools rush in. Caution in all things. Do we listen? No. These tales illustrate why we should.
Face Value Copyright Liam Leddy
Price: $4.00 USD. Language: English. Published: November 28, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Thriller & suspense » Crime thriller
A short story collection urging caution in all things. Things are never as they first appear in Liam Leddy tales
Bad Form Liam Leddy
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 125,070. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
The second Lassiter novel Bad Form brings back the same main characters as Body Language. Providing, that is, they`re still alive! Find out in this second tough Glasgow gangland crime novel
Body Language Copyright 2010 Liam Leddy Author /Published at Smashwords
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 123,040. Language: English. Published: November 27, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Hard-Boiled
My first novel. Body Language is sixties/seventies Glasgow in the raw. Tough and uncompromising it introduces Lassiter an investigative journalist and his many friends on both sides of the law. Streetwise tough and violent dialogue will attract readers everywhere Glaswegian or not.
Scottish Tales Liam Leddy
Price: $6.00 USD. Words: 10,670. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Anthologies » Short stories - single author
A collection of my short stories. Is it always helpful to try to help?
Rejection Liam Leddy
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 1,240. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
Hippy tale. Peace? Love? Harmony? Forget it. It`s a Liam Leddy story
Small World Liam Leddy
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 1,500. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories
The world of illrgal moneylending. Surprisingly dangerous. in all sorts of ways and for all sorts of people.
Balancing Act Liam Leddy
Price: $1.00 USD. Words: 1,500. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
An accountant gets a new job. A Godsend? Very definitely not
Riot Liam Leddy
Price: $2.00 USD. Words: 1,950. Language: English. Published: November 26, 2012. Categories: Fiction » Mystery & detective » Short Stories, Fiction » Horror » Weird fiction
A sixties Glasgow dance hall. A Glasgow gang leader deliberately taunts and provokes a rival. He is virtually alone. His rival is not!

Liam Leddy's tag cloud