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On being a door-to-door salesman

On Saturday I took part in the awesome KillerReads CrimeFest15 organised by Sam Missingham, Head of Audience Development at HarperCollins. Bloggers, former cops, ex-offenders and dozens of crime and thriller authors – including such legendary names as Ian Rankin, Ann Cleeves and Val McDermid – all took part in online events on Twitter and Facebook and also in store at Waterstones. 282 more words


The end...

I wrote yesterday about tying up the loose ends of a novel. I am so near the end of my novel ‘Raddy and Syl’ and I’m trying to bring everything together so all the readers’ questions are answered, all the puzzles and mysteries resolved. 354 more words


Giving it away

Writing sequel or follow on novel is a relatively new experience for me; I had never done it before last year, when following ‘Radwinter’ my genealogical novel, ‘Magick’ somehow wrote itself. 365 more words


Is British crime drama "Vera" the best kept secret on TV?

Move over “Broadchuch,” hello “Vera.”

British TV has been making exciting, groundbreaking quality television for the rest of the world to enjoy for decades, so why have they kept the CRIME-THRILLER SERIES “ 373 more words

Film Actors

Random Readings pt 2

Comments on White Nights, Simisola and Shiny Water

When I got to the Hotel Orchidea in Florence I found more detective novels in the little bookcase beside the reception desk. 985 more words


Bookbug gets set for Book Week Scotland

Bookbug is dressed up in his kilt in anticipation of Book Week Scotland.  He is so excited that he will be taking part in some of our events next week.  306 more words


Crime Fiction Round-Up

November is proving to be an interesting month for crime fiction and it would be a shame not share some of the events with readers of this blog. 558 more words