BEST OF 3: Elinor Perry-Smith, Proof Reader

Today it’s proof reader Elinor Perry-Smith’s turn to share her top 3 — and it would seem she’s a Patricia Highsmith ADDICT! Over to you, Elinor … The Talented Mr Ripley I love the labyrinthine plot, the way Ripley – just – manages to pull his appropriation of Dickie’s identity off; his house, clothes and…

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CRIMINALLY GOOD: Interview with author Peter James

So, who are you & what have you written? I’m Peter James and I’ve written 28 books, including twelve in my Brighton-based Detective Superintendent Roy Grace series. I was a film producer for many years but I realized in 2005, shortly after making the film I’m most proud of, Merchant Of Venice with Al Pacino…

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BEST OF 3: Hattie Grunewald, Literary Agent

CAREER OF EVIL by Robert Galbraith WHY I LIKE IT: I’m the Harry Potter generation so will always have a soft spot for JKR’s writing, but as an avid crime reader this ticked all my boxes. What Rowling does best is perfect characterisation, and in this third Cormoran Strike book she really gets into her…

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BEST OF 3: Olivia Brennan, Freelance Writer

If you recognise the name “Olivia Brennan”, that’s because she’s my glamorous assistant over at my writing tips site, Bang2write, at the moment! Check out her B2W articles, HERE. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie WHY I LIKE IT: Considered by many as Agatha Christie’s most famous novel, and I can understand why….

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BEST OF 3: Kevin Mears, Scriptwriter

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith WHY I LIKE IT: Perhaps the greatest rug pull in literature of the last fifty years was the revelation that Robert Galbraith was in fact JK Rowling. Either way, we get to read the end results of an author at the top of her game, writing without restraint. Supermodels…

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BEST OF 3: E.C Jarvis, Author

Many thanks to author EC Jarvis for her crime/mystery recommendations today … And happy publication day, too! Check out EC’s new book, HERE and congrats :D! EC has chosen some real CRIME CLASSICS today for Best of 3! You can see EC’s article on my writing tips and networking site, Bang2write, here >> 5 Tips In…

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BEST OF 3: Dominic Carver, screenwriter

This MURDER MONDAY we have screenwriter Dominic Carver recommending his fave 3 crime fiction books – thanks, Dom! Want to recommend YOUR “Best of 3”? Check out submission details HERE. 1) THE BAT by Jo Nesbo – The first Harry Hole novel (in chronological order) which introduces us to the alcoholic Oslo detective, as he…

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BEST OF 3: Lucy V Hay, author

  I LET YOU GO by Clare Mackintosh. It takes a LOT to catch me out when it comes to twists – as a script editor, I’m primed for them as I’m constantly helping writers structure and plot. So imagine my surprise when this story not only got me on the backfoot, it got me TWICE….

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