‘I remembered the stories that I had heard over the years working in newspapers about Jimmy Savile…I’d interviewed Savile back in the late 1970s and I thought he was a deeply unpleasant man, that his public face was very different from the face that he showed when it was just the two of us together…we could never tell the story at the time ‘cause we could never get enough weight of credible evidence against him. 1,084 more words
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I am quite used to getting strange looks off friends and colleagues when I’m asked about my weekend plans. My penchant for heavy metal music, combined with a love of crime novels, Coronation Street and horse riding regularly leads to a look of confusion when the question is asked. 468 more words
Every year Humber Mouth taps into the public conscious, with events drawing huge crowds. This year the festival will host an exciting, talented and diverse selection of writers and wordsmiths, with leading authors coming to the city to talk about their work. 529 more words
- In 1929, Ronald Knox published ‘decalogue’: ten rules of writing a detective story.
- Knox was a priest, a crime writer and a satirist.
- He’d already invented retcon and caused a national panic with a parody radio broadcast. 1,738 more words