INFOGRAPHIC – DNA of a Successful Book

This infographic is FASCINATING! There’s lots here about reading habits I would never have guessed … such as books with a female protagonist are more likely to become to bestsellers. I would have bet actual £££ it would have been the opposite. I also found it really interesting that most readers read for such small…

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Why I Love The Female Characters In The 100

With the end of Dystopian November in sight, I thought I’d repost this great insight into the female characters on The 100 from Shauna, who works on the show. The 100 is a CW show that’s an adaptation of the Kass Morgan books. Whilst notably different from their source material, what’s interesting is the unusual…

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BEST OF 3: Alan Devey, Writer

Many thanks to Alan Devey who’s been in touch with his ‘Best of 3’ today … I haven’t read ANY of these – or even heard of them (I know, so many books, so little time!!!) – so will be looking out for them, now. Thanks Alan! Want to send in your own ‘Best of 3’ crime fiction…

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12 Questions For Ruth Dugdall (HUMBER BOY B)

This Q&A originally took place on our Crime, Ink Facebook page. 1) Is Cate based on anyone? She’s such a GREAT character. As you know, Cate is a petite (short!) probation officer with red hair…so far, so autobiographical. And of course I was able to use my working knowledge, and my fears, and put them…

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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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INFOGRAPHIC: 17 Things You Should Know About DNA

With DNA cast front and centre in various crime fiction TV shows like CSI, forensic science has made a huge splash in crime fighting. So, how killers *might* be found out via this device is a huuuuuge factor in how modern crime narratives play out. But of course, writers also need to sacrifice facts for…

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INFOGRAPHIC: America’s First Documented Serial Killer

It can often seem that serial killers in crime fiction – novels, TV and film – are overly flamboyant, but as with so many things, truth is stranger than fiction! Behold the case of H.H. Holmes, thought to be America’s first serial killer. In his thirty four years, he racked up a huuuuuuge list of victims,…

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INFOGRAPHIC: TV Crime Dramas – Fact Vs. Fiction

I’m at London Screenwriters’ Festival this weekend – it’s the BIGGEST screenwriting event in the world now, with plenty going on for those of us who love to OBSESS on crime fiction! I’m particularly looking forward to the live ‘Script to Screen’ sessions, which includes a screening and commentary of top TV crime drama LINE…

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