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Murder, They Wrote

Earlier this week the awards spotlight lavished its annual attention on London’s theatreland in the form of the prestigious Olivier Awards.  Kevin Spacey got one.  After just over a decade at the helm of the Old Vic he leaves the once bankrupt theatre in a once unfashionable part of town in the strongest position imaginable.  971 more words


Female sleuths: rise and The Fall

Last year at a screenwriters festival I had the good fortune to meet Lynda La Plante, the multi-award winning writer and creator of the iconic crime television series… 1,005 more words

Agatha Christie

Search the Vehicle.

Yesterday I spent 15 minutes watching a car chase on TV. The man driving the car was suspected to be armed and in possession of narcotics, and was holding off the police in a grey Scion with only 3 tires. 499 more words


The King in Yellow

A month ago I touched on the notion of Gothic horror and its links to crime fiction. Today I’d like to examine two extraordinary writers and showcase the different ways they have linked an existing genre to their own work, each to stunning effect, and each in radically different ways.   1,065 more words

TV Detective

How To Become a Genealogy Detective

I’ve been chatting long distance with my 12 year old grandson, Elijah. After telling him I wanted him to be a genealogy detective, he asked, what does it take to be a genealogy detective? 557 more words