CRIMINALLY GOOD: interview with author Will Carver

CRIMINALLY GOOD: interview with author Will Carver

1) So, who are you and what have you written? I’m Will Carver. I have written the January David supernatural thriller series – Girl 4, The Two and Dead Set. (And the digital novella The Killer Inside.) I’ve a couple of short stories published. Tempus Fugit in The Mammoth Book Of British Crime and Night of the Day of the Dawn of the…

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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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BEST OF 2017: My Police Procedural Picks

See ALL the 90 books I read in 2017, HERE. I’m not usually ‘big’ on police procedurals. This is not because I don’t think they’re good, but because they’re frequently series and given I like to read as many different authors as possible, I have a commitment problem!! But these are all book 1 of…

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BEST OF 3: My Orenda Christmas, Year 2

Want to see my Orenda Christmas Year 1? Then CLICK HERE Traditions Long term readers of this blog know I started a tradition last year … My Orenda Books Christmas. It’s very simple – during the break, I try and read as many books by my favourite publisher as possible! (Now, of course I am…

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Top 5 Brilliant Books Set In Brighton

My crime debut, The Other Twin, is set in Brighton, UK. I grew up in  a seaside town myself, plus Brighton is perhaps best known for its LGBT community (a key theme in the book), so I wanted to bring this place to life in my writing … So I looked to how others had…

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Behind The Crime (Novel): In Conversation With LV Hay

This post appeared originally on Greenacre Writers. Read the original post, HERE.  I loved the questions asked here – they really made me think, especially 2 and 3! Writing the character I mention in number 3 was really tough; I had to do a lot of research and reflection to fathom why someone might behave…

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How I Wrote My Crime Debut, The Other Twin

Here’s an early plotting experiment via index card of my crime debut, The Other Twin. This was over eighteen months ago, so the narrative threads changed A LOT as I outlined, re-outlined and even returned to page one several times! The path for this one did not run smooth AT ALL. Back then, it even…

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