NYTimes piece on soccer – and another thriller

I have a piece in the NYTimes today about soccer – my own memories of the game vs. the way it’s seen today, its not so distant grim past vs. the game for brainy parents and kids who know tapas.

Also delighted to say I’ve written another thriller, Black Edge, under my pseudonym of James Welsh and published it using the excellent Creatavist. You can read it online or on your phone once you’ve downloaded the free Creatavist app. For now Black Edge is free. I’d like to think that Welsh is to me as Robert Galbraith is to J.K. Rowling, with the only difference being a slight gulf in our sales figures. Nor have I ever written about wizards.

All three of my thrillers are now available here at Creatavist.

Do let me know what you think.