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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

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Random Readings pt 2

When I got to the Hotel Orchidea in Florence I found more detective novels in the little bookcase beside the reception desk. The hotel was composed of a mere seven rooms ringing a sitting room abutted by a reception room. 967 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


Books on Tyne Festival

I am pleased to announce I shall be doing a reading of my short horror story ‘Ellie Hill’ as part of this year’s literary festival ‘ 144 more words