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Aye Write; the Scottishness of Welsh, Dolan & Cleeves

I haven’t as yet read A Decent Ride, Irvine Welsh’s new novel, but it was more than decent listening to him read, or more appropriately perform, several scenes at the… 769 more words

Raven Black by Ann Cleeves

5 Stars from me!

I really didn’t expect to be giving Raven Black 5 stars, I’d never heard of Ann Cleeves and just picked it up on a whim but I absolutely loved it! 344 more words

Book Review

VERA - Telling Tales - East Yorkshire - Ann Cleeves

Why  a booktrail?

This time Vera heads to East Yorkshire and the bird watching landscape of Spurn Point. Vera however is watching and waiting for criminals… 824 more words

Books Set In England

Vera - the true Angel of the North - North East England in fiction

Vera – that no nonsense DCI from North East England is back on our screens this Easter Sunday for an adventure not in any of the books. 422 more words


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