Tag Archives: Crime Writing

Just read… No Other Darkness, by Sarah Hilary

Okay, finished a few weeks ago, but am just getting the time to write a review: No Other Darkness is the follow -up to the critically acclaimed Richard and Judy favourite, Someone Else’s Skin, and sees the return of protagonist, Marnie … Continue reading

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Just read… Shallow Waters by Rebecca Bradley

Shallow Waters is Rebecca Bradley’s first novel, and introduces us to DI Hanna Robbins. When the naked, battered body of an unidentified teenager is found dumped in an alleyway, post-mortem finds evidence of a harrowing series of events.  Another teenage … Continue reading

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Just read… The Burning Mind by MG Gardiner

The Burning Mind (or The Phantom Instinct for USA readers) is the first novel by MG Gardiner. And is also the twelfth published by the author, because MG Gardiner is the author formerly known as Meg Gardiner. Yes, in the … Continue reading

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Just read… Databyte, by Cat Connor

Databyte is the sixth book in Cat Connor’s ‘Byte’ series, which started with Killerbyte.  The series focuses on FBI Special Agent, Ellie Conway, and Databyte opens with a DC detective wanting to question her about a hand that had been found; … Continue reading

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Just Read… From the Cradle, by Louise Voss and Mark Edwards

This is the fourth book by Voss and Edwards (who have also written a number of solo novels between them), and follows DI Patrick Lennon as he tries to find three separately abducted children and return them to their parents. … Continue reading

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Just read… Someone Else’s Skin, by Sarah Hilary

Someone Else’s Skin is Sarah Hilary’s debut, and the first in a series featuring DI Marnie Rome and her sidekick, DS Noah Jake. All literary detectives seem to have some kind of back story, or quirk, that gives them their … Continue reading

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Just read… The Night the Rich Men Burned, by Malcolm Mackay

I was in the right place at the right time (actually my lounge, one afternoon, perusing Twitter) when Mantle (Pan Macmillan) Senior Editor, Sophie Orme tweeted that she had some uncorrected book proofs of Malcolm Mackay’s new book to give … Continue reading

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An evening of crime with Mark Billingham and Martyn Waites.

Had a great evening yesterday at Waterstones Birmingham listening to Mark Billingham and Martyn Waites (aka Tania Carver) talk about crime writing and their new books (sorry about the crap picture – it’s the best of a bunch of crap … Continue reading

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Flashbang – 150 word flash fiction

A little while ago I posted that I’d been long listed in a flash fiction writing contest. For those of you who are unfamiliar with the term, flash fiction refers to very short pieces of fiction. Anything from a handful of words to about … Continue reading

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The first ever Twitter crime story

The first ever Twitter crime story by East Coast and Theakstons Crime is underway… and I’m part of it! Rubbing (virtual) shoulders with the respected authors and bloggers such as  Martyn Waites, Val McDermid, Keith B. Walters and Mark Billingham is an … Continue reading

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Crime Writers’ Association – Debut Dagger

I’m happy to report that I completed my entry to the Crime Writers’ Association Debut Dagger. And more importantly, submitted it. I was really pleased with the 2,700 word first chapter (which I polished until I could see it sparkle), … Continue reading

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Writing weekend – part 2

Saturday late afternoon saw me driving from Kingston Uni over to Reading, for the evening of the Reading Festival of Crime Writing – Day 2. 7.00pm saw an audience with Mark Billingham and Christopher Brookmyre. I’m a big fan of … Continue reading

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