It’s a crime

Just recently l was promoting a book by Geoff Ellis who started life as a photographer on the Bath Chronicle.

Andy Griffee

Now it’s the turn of Andy Griffee – a journalist and media consultant turned novel-writer who began his professional life as a reporter on the Chronicle before 25 years with the BBC – where he eventually became a senior executive.

Moving later to media consultation – which took him off to faraway places – Andy finally realised a lifelong ambition when he wrote and published Canal Pushers – a crime mystery set on the Midlands canal network.

His hero, a divorced and penniless ex-journalist called Jack Johnson, moved onto the River Avon at Bath for his sequel, River Rats and more is to follow in the Johnson and Wilde series.

Andy has sent me an email:

“As you may remember, my second crime mystery novel called River Rats was first published during lockdown and our attempts to hold a launch party at Mr B’s were thwarted.

The Bath-based book (now the second of three) has recently been published as a paperback and I am doing a talk to mark this at Bath’s Central Library. It takes place next Saturday May 28th at 2pm and free admission can be booked via Eventbrite at

If there is anything you can do to help promote this talk I would be immensely grateful. It is called Dead In The Water and will address Crime Fiction’s second golden age, its multiple sub-genres and why I set my crime mysteries on the waterways. 

Happy to help Andy – and River Rats is a great read.