CRIMINALLY GOOD: interview with author David Tallerman

1) Who are you, and what have you written?  Well, I’ve been writing seriously for about a decade now, across quite a range of genres.  That includes fantasy – The Tales of Easie Damask trilogy and my ongoing series The Black River Chronicles; a science-fiction novella from Tor.com, Patchwerk; and horror, with my first short story collection The…

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BOOK VERSUS FILM – All Aboard! The Girl On The Train

BOOK VERSUS FILM – All Aboard! The Girl On The Train

Every so often a book comes along that proves pop culture isn’t confined to Netflix, superheroes, or Kardashians. It’s normally a debut novel, usually a thriller, and naturally a lure for any Hollywood studio keen to board the gravy train. In 2015, that book even had train in the title, and keeping up with this…

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BOOK VERSUS FILM: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Showdown

BOOK VERSUS FILM: Tinker, Tailor, Soldier, Spy Showdown

I watched the old BBC version with Sir Alec Guinness in my childhood. Soon after I had my first experience with Eastern Germany, en route to West Berlin. Luckily Le Carré had prepared me for terror and intimidation! Still, it terrified me and intensified my respect for Le Carré (the pen name of Bernard Cornwell)….

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CRIMINALLY GOOD: interview with author Linda Huber

1) So, who are you & what have you written? I’m a physiotherapist turned English teacher turned writer. Crime fiction wasn’t where my writing career started, though. The first fifty-odd times I saw my name in print, it was attached to a romantic short story in a magazine. I don’t know why it took me…

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All About Cover Art – Which Is Your Favourite?

All About Cover Art Have you ever decided to read a book simply because you liked the artwork on the cover? There’s a reason why! Cover art designers work tirelessly to create an attention-grabbing, marketable look that draws a reader to it. It may even be created BEFORE the book has been written. That’s how…

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CRIMINALLY GOOD: Doug Johnstone, author

1) So, who are you & what have you written? I’m Doug Johnstone, a Scottish novelist, musician and journalist, amongst other things. I’ve had nine novels published, all standalone thrillers somewhere in the psychological thriller or domestic noir ballpark. My latest, Fault Lines, is published by the brilliant Orenda Books, and is something of a…

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