L A Sykes

L.A. Sykes grew up in Atherton, Greater Manchester, UK.

+++++He studied psychology and criminology at University of Central Lancashire before working in acute psychiatry and other helping professions for the last decade.

+++++He’s been up or due at publications such as Shotgun Honey, Powder Burn Flash, The Big Adios, Blink Ink, Linguistic Erosion, Death Throes, James Ward Kirk’s Bones Anthology, Lurid Lit, Nightmare Illustrated, Dark Dreams Podcast, Spelk Fiction and others and contributed to Mark Slade and Frank Larnerd’s bizarre noir Blackout City Podcast while he works on his first novel and other projects.


Noir Medley

Thirty six stories that cut across crime, noir and horror fiction. Life on the edge. People on the brink. Sykes shines a spotlight on the wrong side of the tracks with deft observation, without flinching and with jet black humour.
A hard hitting rollercoaster of short fiction.

The Hard Cold Shoulder

Every step leaves ex DI Ben Pitkin wrestling with his own sanity, takes him deeper into seedy shadows thick with money and greed, deeper into the sickness of a country tearing itself apart under the pressures of austerity. Northern Noir at its most fierce, Sykes’ novella takes a hard, cold look at the desperate actions of desperate people caught in the effects of psychological trauma.