BOOK VERSUS FILM: Twilight – Which Version Is Best?

BOOK VERSUS FILM: Twilight – Which Version Is Best?

Twilight In The Garden of Good And Evil? Is there any franchise as harshly and consistently maligned as Twilight? Fifteen years on from the first book, protagonist Bella is still lambasted as ‘lame’ and a ‘poor role model‘, whereas the Cullens are ‘stupid sparkly vampires’. In addition, various other interpretations insist Twilight is an advertisement for the Mormon…

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BEST OF 2017: My Most Thought-Provoking Reads

See ALL the 90 books I read in 2017, HERE. I love a good, literary, thought-provoking read … so these 3 were my top picks for 2017. Check out my 2-line reviews and/or click on the links to see my full reviews on Goodreads for them. Enjoy! 1) Everything I Never Told You by Celeste…

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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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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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Book Versus Film: Why MISERY Works As Both

Stephen King is the master of horror. The king of grim, the heir of scare, the duke of puke, the prince of mince… well, maybe not that last one! But this means he also has some fantastic book to film adaptions out there. I’m a huge King fan. Not quite as infatuated as Annie Wilkes…

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CRIMINALLY GOOD: Interview with author June Taylor

1) So who are you and what have you written? My name is June Taylor and I’m a writer from Leeds.  My debut novel, Losing Juliet, is a Harper Collins Killer Reads.  A twisty psychological page turner about a friendship gone bad! I’ve been writing for years.  I come from a scriptwriting background originally:  short…

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Talking Point: Are Serial Killers Born Evil?

If you’re a crime fiction fan like me, then no doubt you often find yourself reading about serial killers. Popular culture is obsessed with these enigmatic creatures, who are more often than not white males in their thirties and forties in novels,  movies and TV AS WELL AS reality. But what drives these men to…

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BEST OF 3: Stacey Marone, Freelance Writer

One of the very first non-fairytale book I read when I was in elementary was The Ringmaster’s Secret of the Nancy Drew Mystery Stories series. From then on, stories involving suspense, mystery, crime, and thriller have fascinated me. Fiction of these kinds tickle my imagination more than other genres because it can keep me speculating…

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