BEST OF 3: Tara Lyons, Author

1) Into the Darkest Corner, Elizabeth Haynes WHY I LIKE IT: This book is dark, claustrophobic and scary as hell. I’ve never felt such a connection with a main character as I did with Cathy. It’s very cleverly written. 2) Flowers for the Dead, Barbara Copperthwaite  WHY I LIKE IT: The storyline is twisted and…

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BOOK LOVE: My Crime Fiction Faves With Male Leads

I recently took part in THE Book Club’s 20/20 Blogger Event on Facebook. 20 bloggers shared their all-time favourites – and I was lucky enough to get picked for crime! Luckily we were notified quite a few months in advance … and I really needed it! I had about 75 books on my list to start…

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Best of 3: Bad Guy Leads

We hear a lot about ‘likeable’ leads – but what if a book’s protagonist is just plain BAD? We’re talking a domestic abuser, a paedophile, or a serial killer … That would be too difficult to read, surely — never mind WRITE! Yet somehow, these novelists manage it — wow! 1) TWISTED RIVER by Siobhan…

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CRIMINALLY GOOD: Interview with author Barbara Copperthwaite

So, who are you & what have you written?  I’m Barbara Copperthwaite, and I have written two standalone psychological crime thrillers, INVISIBLE, and FLOWERS FOR THE DEAD. For the last twenty-odd years I’ve been a national magazine and newspaper journalist. That means I’ve spent all that time meeting victims of crime – and the perpetrators….

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