BEST OF 3: Carmen Radtke, author and screenwriter

Although my literary taste – and my own writing! – involves pretty much everything that catches my fancy, historical mysteries written by modern writers are my go-to genre when I need a bit of comfort. I have selected the first books of three series who constantly delight: 1) Elizabeth Peters, The Crocodile on the Sandbank…

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CRIMINALLY GOOD: interview with author Tana Collins

1)   So, who are you & what have you written? My name is Tana Collins. I’m the author of a brand new police procedural series set in the picturesque East Neuk of Fife featuring Glaswegian cop, Inspector Jim Carruthers. My debut novel, Robbing the Dead was published on 14th February. The follow up in the…

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BEST OF 3: Linda Huber, crime writer

1) A Place of Execution by Val McDermid For me, this is one of Val McDermid’s most chilling novels. The setting is oppressive – the odd and isolated village of Scardale in Derbyshire, where a child goes missing. The case is tied both to an old miscarriage of justice and the Moors murders, and the story…

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BEST OF 3: Sarah Hardy, Book Blogger

  1) The Abattoir of Dreams by Mark Tilbury I picked this book up with no clue what it was actually about. I don’t ever usually do that but it made it even more thrilling as I had no idea what to expect. What I got was a heart pounding as well as heart breaking…

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BEST OF 3: Betsy Reavley, Author and Publisher

 1) Afterwards by Rosamund Lupton WHY I LIKE IT: This was the first crime novel that really moved me. Over the years I’ve read many books, which have plenty of atmosphere and great plots but this story was not only told with beautiful writing but also had an emotional impact. The subplots in the book…

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CRIMINALLY GOOD: Interview with author Netta Newbound

1) So, who are you & what have you written? Netta Newbound, originally from Manchester, UK. Twenty years ago, with my husband and kids, we upped sticks and moved to New Zealand. I write mostly psychological thrillers and have 10 books currently available. Find me on Facebook HERE and on Twitter as @NettaNewbound. 2) Why…

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My Year In Writing – 3 For 3!

I’d been so busy with my drafts, edits and submissions for my novel, The Other Twin during most of 2015 and the beginning of 2016 that I’d resigned myself for not having anything published this year. But oh look – I couldn’t have been more wrong!! 2016, for me, was the year of the short…

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DARK MINDS – How I wrote LOVE YOU TO DEATH

LOVE YOU TO DEATH is part of the Dark Minds anthology, a charity collection of short stories to raise money for Hospice UK and Sophie’s Appeal. Available in ebook, paperback and audiobook. Like all my stories, long or short, LOVE YOU TO DEATH is part real-life, part research-based. Before I start, I should say –…

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