Read An Excerpt, ‘Hiding’ by Jenny Morton Potts

Excerpt – ‘Death Row’ When they arrived at Turville, there were many cars in the lot. You might have thought you were attending a concert. There was no landscaping, nothing to soften the bricks of this death house which had been painted grey some time ago and had begun to flake. The Harfield logo hung…

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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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Top 10 Witches In Books And On Screen

Many thanks to Syd Moore, who’s written this great post! I am a big fan of witches myself, so make sure you check out Syd’s Book, STRANGE MAGIC, published this week. Enjoy! This top ten of witches in books and on screen has actually been quite difficult to write, mainly because there are just so…

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BEST OF 3: Ann Evans, Author

1) 61 Hours by Lee Child I love books that go at a pace. And Lee Child with his Jack Reacher character defending the weak and giving the baddies what they deserve, it’s a recipe for success. Although the ‘ticking clock’ ploy of having to succeed by a certain time was a major feature in…

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BOOK VERSUS FILM: Apple Tree Yard

Okay, not film exactly this week, but a TV adaptation – same diff! I’ve been catching up on television lately, which means I’ve only just got round to the BBC’s recent adaptation of Apple Tree Yard. (If you haven’t seen it yet, you can buy the box set, HERE). Apple Tree Yard was a five…

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