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‘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


Do Pidgeys taste like chicken?

Enquiring minds would like to know. Pinsirs, despite looking a bit angry bull like are insects and thus not very tasty. And Goldeens and Magicarps are definitely nasty fishy things.  749 more words


Killer Women

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

Val Mcdermid

Out of Bounds (Karen Pirie 4) by Val McDermid

Murder in the family…

:D :D :D :D :D

When some drunken lads steal a Land Rover and then crash it, a blood sample is taken from the driver and routinely checked for DNA matches. 751 more words

Book Review

Hit the Books at Humber Mouth Literature Festival 2016

 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

Art Blogs

Greater Minds: Ronald Knox and the prankster's rules of the detective story

  • 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.
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Wednesday Pontification

UKTV launches crime podcast A Stab In The Dark

British broadcaster UKTV – who numbers Alibi, Drama and W as part of its network of 10 channels – has announced that it has launched a brand-new crime podcast. 116 more words

British Crime Drama