Literary Homes – Which Is Your Favourite?

Literary Homes – Which Is Your Favourite?

We all imagine the homes of our favourite characters, from ‘real world’ characters like Sherlock Holmes, through to the more horrifying like Dracula, or fantasy like The Weasley’s from Harry Potter. So when Rhian got in touch with me offering to show me the posters of literary homes her team had made, I HAD to…

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BEST OF 3: Halloween Horrors, picked by author Syd Moore

It’s Day 1 of our Halloween Horrors theme! Kicking off, I’m delighted to welcome back Syd Moore, who featured previously on Criminally Good with her novel Strange Magic. Syd is sharing her fave spooky stories for ‘Halloween Horrors’ and since I lovelovelove Don’t Look Now, I’ll be adding these other 2 to my TBR. Enjoy…

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BEST OF 3 – Antti Tuomainen, author

1) Enough Rope – Collected Stories by Lawrence Block WHY I LIKE IT: Alongside novels, I love writing short stories and reading them. This massive 900-page book is filled with great stories from one of my all-time favorite crime writers Lawrence Block. The stories are of incredible variety from very dark to lighter fare. Brilliant…

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5 Things That Help Me Read And Write

1) Puss in Books When I have time to sit and read for a few hours, what helps me to focus (so I’m not tempted to spend my life doing housework) is my cat, Rupert AKA Trumpet – which is what my father nicknamed him because he couldn’t remember the cat’s actual name.Rupert is super-cuddly,…

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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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When do you give up reading a book?

I’ve seen lots of chat online recently about WHEN people give up on books they are not enjoying. I’ve noticed lots of readers saying they give a book 50-100 pages. This is interesting to me, because as an author you have approximately 50 pages to ‘wow’ literary agents as a writer if you’re making novel…

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DARK MINDS – get a taste of the tales in the book!

So, the charity collection DARK MINDS is here! Raising money for two GREAT causes, this anthology of short stories has some of your favourite bestselling authors in it … oh, and ME too! It’s available in eBook, paperback and audio book so to order your copy, CLICK HERE or on the first pic below. We really…

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