BOOK VERSUS FILM: Notes On A Scandal

The Book Notes On A Scandal tells the story from Barbara’s point of view when she becomes entangled with Sheba, a middle class housewife teaching for the first time in Barbara’s inner city school. Shockingly, Sheba has an affair with a fifteen year old boy which proves her downfall. This is not because she ends…

Continue Reading

BEST OF 3: Cristina Palmer-Romero, Author

I write about sexuality. Female sexuality in particular and the constant abuse of females when they express their sexuality. It is this abuse which can lead to a number of mental health problems along the way and I am obsessed by sex, our expression of it and our mental health as a result of our…

Continue Reading

BOOK VERSUS FILM: The Silence Of The Lambs

WARNING: Do not touch the glass. Do not approach the glass. And do not under any circumstances read this if you don’t already know the story … CS: Hello, Dr Lecter. May I talk with you? HL: Good evening, Clarice. What do you have for me this time? CS: A comparison study, concerning the book…

Continue Reading

My Top 6 Unlikeable Women In Fiction

This great link from Book Riot turned up on my social media feeds recently – 100 Must-Read Books With Unlikeable Women. It’s SUCH  comprehensive list and there’s plenty on there to add the TBR! As I’ve written before, I LOVE an ‘unlikeable’ woman (though I’d call them ‘enigmatic’, rather than unlikeable!!). My protagonist in my debut,…

Continue Reading

6 OF THE BEST: My Orenda Books Christmas

As long-term readers of this blog know, I like to theme and categorise my TBR pile, so this last holiday season just past, I decided to have an ‘Orenda Books Christmas’!   I love Orenda Books – and NOT just because Orenda is publishing *my* novel, The Other Twin, this year either. I trust Orenda’s output…

Continue Reading

INFOGRAPHIC: What Is Fear?

Some REALLY eye-opening facts here … The middle section on why we LIKE being scared is definitely useful to crime (and horror!) authors, or if you’re wondering yourself why you can’t get enough of the genre. In the meantime, HAPPY HALLOWEEN! And check out Twisted 50, which is now officially a bestseller on Amazon. Amazing!…

Continue Reading

BEST OF 3: Enigmatic Female Leads

Whilst filmmakers and movie audiences seem to be locked in a battle regarding strong female characters, it seems Crime Fiction have got us covered with some GREAT enigmatic female leads! Just chew on these for size — and if you haven’t read them? DO! 1) TUESDAY FALLING by S. Williams Look anywhere in the book…

Continue Reading

Criminally Good: Interview with author Louise Mullins

1) So, who are you and what have you written? My name is Louise Mullins and I’m a wife, mother, author, psychological therapist and student, training as a forensic psychologist. My first love is historical fiction and my first novel, The House Of Secrets, published in 2013 was the result of two years of research…

Continue Reading

BEST OF 3: Mental Health Matters

Talking about mental health matters is so important in challenging stigma – so it’s no accident these issues are finding their way into fiction. Here are three novels I’ve enjoyed that deal overtly with mental health issues such as agoraphobia, obsessive-compulsive disorder and self harm through cutting. Make sure you check them out and don’t…

Continue Reading
  • 1
  • 2