Dark crime and noir fiction

Human nature red in tooth and claw...

Tess writes a distinctive brand of British comedie noir and her short stories have darkened the pages of over a dozen anthologies and magazines. She sets much of her work around the city of Birmingham (the original one in the UK), in particular the leafy but dubious suburbs, the back streets, and of course, the many canals. She often includes references to Pink Floyd songs, not to mention the occasional elephant.

She currently has two books available - click to find out more.

Latest gossip
  • Special offer! Not one but two separate price reductions are kicking in on 'Gravy Train', so you can grab a copy without having to nick £80,000 first!

  • Tess Who?

    Just who is this Makovesky woman anyway - and what's all the stuff about Birmingham, Pink Floyd and elephants?

    More books...

    Tess's stories have darkened the pages of anthologies and magazines for years. Find a list here.

    In the Works

    Coming to the boil, or bubbling under? See what other dark delights Tess has in store for her readers...

    Latest blog post
  • Reflection on graffiti

    As for the canal art location, this is also in Birmingham. Specifically, under a bridge on the Digbeth Branch Canal...

  • Blatant trumpet blowing

    Don't just take Tess's word for it - here's what other readers have said