Novels & Stories

BONE AND CANE NOVELS

Bone and Cane (Tindal Street Press, 2011)

What You Don’t Know (Tindal Street Press, 2012)

The Great Deception (Freight Books, 2015)

OTHER NOVELS

The Pretender (Five Leaves, 2008)

Student (Five Leaves, 2012)

ANTHOLOGISED ADULT STORIES

Different Ways of Getting Drunk – Best Short Stories of the Year 1993 (Heinemann) & The Minerva Book of Short Stories 6 (Minerva)
Paying For It – City of Crime (Five Leaves, 1997)
Forgery, A Memoir (novel extract) – New Writing (Shoestring Press 2002)
The Golden Legend (After Magritte) – Man Of Trent (Launderette Pubns, 2003)
Reversal – Sunday Night and Monday Morning (Five Leaves Pubns, 2005)
Waking Early, West Kirby – Lanterns (Launderette Pubns, 2005) and ‘In The Frame’ (Five Leaves Pubns, 2006)
Nets – 3D (Launderette Pubns, 2006)
Alison Again – 3D 07 (Launderette Pubns, 2007)
From Ashville To Nashville – Mezzanine And Other Storeys (Ardra Press, 2007)
Second Term – Leap 08 ((Launderette Pubns, 2008)
In A Hot Place – Kapow! (Laundrette Pubns, 2009)

OTHER STORIES FOR ADULTS

Witchcraft – Ambit, 1989
Being Bullied – Ambit, 1990
Scenes In Restaurants – Sunk Island Review, 1990
I Think We’re Alone Now – Ambit, 1991
Mrs McGiligerry’s Retirement – Mosaic, 1991
Poems, Cars – The Echo Room, 1992
The Day Her Head Exploded – The Echo Room, 1992
Paul Odd’s Picasso – The Wide Skirt, 1993
Love, Time Travel – Ambit, 1993
In The All Night Bookstore – Ambit, 1998
Soho, 1989 (novel extract) – Staple 69/70, The Publishing Issue, 2008
Vasectomy – Horizon, 2008

SHORT STORY COLLECTION

Provenance (new and collected stories) – Shoestring Press, 2016

 

BOOKS EDITED

City Of Crime (Five Leaves, 1997)
Stanley Middleton At Eighty (Five Leaves, 1999, co-edited with Prof. John Lucas)
Harris’s Requiem by Stanley Middleton (with long introduction by DB – 2006, Trent Editions)

YOUNG ADULT NOVELS

1990
The Foggiest (Scholastic Hippo)

1993
Shoot The Teacher (Scholastic Point Crime = PC)

1994
Avenging Angel (PC)
Final Cut (PC)

1995
The Beat: Missing Person (PC)
Break Point (PC)
The Beat: Black and Blue (PC)

1996
The Beat: Smokescreen (PC)
Deadly Inheritance (PC)
Dark Journey (Reed)
The Beat: Asking For It (PC)

1997
The Beat: Dead White Male (PC)
The Beat: Losers (PC)
The Beat: Sudden Death (PC)
Three Degrees of Murder: The David Belbin Collection (omnibus containing Avenging Angel, Final Cut and Deadly Inheritance)

1998
Love Lessons (Scholastic Press)
The Beat: Night Shift (PC)
Haunting Time (short stories – Five Leaves)
The Beat: Victims (PC)

1999
Dying For You (PC, Chivers audio book)
The Beat: Suspects (PC)
Nicked (Barrington Stoke)

2000
The Beat: Fallen Angel (last in series)
Runaway Train (Puffin Surfers)
Dead Guilty (Five Leaves)
The Right Moment (A & C Black – historical novel about occupied France)

2001
Festival (Hodder)
Witness (Heinemann Impact)
Harpies (Barrington Stoke)
Dear Amy (UNICEF, script for story in All Children Have Rights comic)

2002
Gambler (Heinemann Impact)
Boy King (biographical novel about Edward VI, A & C Black)
The Last Virgin (Hodder)
Cry Me A River (script for full length comic about globalisation, UNICEF)

2003
Jim’ll Fix It (script for UNICEF comic ‘No Secrets’ about sexual exploitation of children)
Nicked (Barrington Stoke – reissue with afterword ‘My Comic Life’ about writing UNICEF comics)
Dead Teachers Don’t Talk (Five Leaves, reissue of ‘Shoot The Teacher’ with new afterword.)

2004
Coma (Barrington Stoke)
Denial (Hodder)

2005
Shouting At The Stars (Evans)

2006
Stray (Barrington Stoke)

2009
China Girl (Barrington Stoke)
Love Lessons (Five Leaves, reissue with new afterword)

2011

Secret Gardens (Five Leaves)

YA STORIES NOT COLLECTED IN HAUNTING TIME
The Buyers – 13 More Tales of Horror (Scholastic)
Boomerang – 13 Again (Scholastic)
Why You’re Here – 13 Murder Mysteries (Scholastic)
Rehearsal – The Peacemaker (Heinemann)
Don’t Tell Me – Football Fever III (Transworld)
Mystery Train – The Young Oxford Book of Train Stories (OUP)
Bad Presents – The Young Oxford Book of Mystery Stories (OUP)

For a fuller bibliography, including articles and all known translations, go here.