My 2017 Reading Pledge Update (Third Quarter)

See my first quarter reading pledge results, HERE. Want to see my second quarter results? CLICK HERE. So, I’ve been so mega-busy this week I haven’t had chance to post my results for the third quarter of the year on my reading pledge until now! Here goes … If you recall, I pledged to read and review…

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10 of the Most Shocking Social Media Murders

Killing someone over a blog or social media posting is pure fantasy, right? Think again … In my crime debut for Orenda Books, The Other Twin, my protagonist Poppy discovers her sister India had been writing a blog in the run up to her death by (supposed) suicide. On it, India has detailed a number…

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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 Mike Thomas

 1) So, who are you & what have you written? In short: a fortysomething, six feet six, seventeen stone ex-cop turned author and writer-for-hire. I live with my family in the recently-burned-down middle of Portugal, having moved here four of years ago. I was a police officer in South Wales for more than two decades,…

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CRIMINALLY GOOD: interview with author C. Hope Clark

1) So, who are you & what have you written?  My name is C. Hope Clark, author of The Carolina Slade Mysteries and The Edisto Island Mysteries, both set in my gorgeous state of South Carolina. Both involve flawed yet strong women who are anxious to fight for both justice and their families. Carolina Slade…

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CRIMINALLY GOOD: interview with author Paul Harrison

1) So, who are you & what have you written? Hi, my name is Paul Harrison, I’m a retired police detective with a career spanning three decades. I’ve also worked at the Royal Courts of Justice with High Court Judges, and with charities working in the support field for survivors of child sex abuse. Check out my…

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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…

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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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