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‘Born a Crime’ by Trevor Noah

Born a Crime Trevor Noah’s childhood began with a crime – born of a black Xhosa mother and a white Swiss father, the young lad risked being taken away by the Government simply for being the wrong colour. Growing up in South Africa in the latter days of apartheid and the unrestrained freedom that followed…

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Paul Heatley – Author Interview

North-east author Paul Heatley is most at home writing fiction that’s dark, bleak and a bit scary. So where did his love of crime stories come from? Your books have a strong undercurrent of violence and gangster-type activities. Did you start out to write crime thrillers, or did it happen by accident? By accident. When…

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Author Interview – Owen Mullen

Scots-born author Owen Mullen had a career as a rock musician before turning to writing. So what motivated him to try something new? Thinking back to when you started writing, what was it that inspired you to write crime fiction? The simple answer is: I wanted to see if I could do it. Crime fiction…

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Indie Author Interview – Kathryn McMaster

Historical crime fiction has always fascinated true-crime writer Kathryn McMaster, but how does she manage her writing career while running a farm? Your first two books, ‘Who Killed Little Johnny Gill?’ and ‘Blackmail, Sex and Lies’ focus very much on murders committed in the nineteenth century. Does this period of history still interest you and…

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‘Black Sparrow’ by A.J. Griffiths-Jones

Black Sparrow The fates of two very different people converge when a sinister twist brings them together. The young Muslim woman running from her traditional family and the city gent hoping to round off his career before a comfortable retirement, find themselves inextricably bound up in each other’s destinies. The last book I read by…

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‘Labyrinth’ by Kate Mosse

Labyrinth (Audiobook) Carcassonne, 1209. When a young woman is given a mysterious book by her father, she begins a quest to uncover an ancient mystery – the secret of the true Grail. Twelve hundred years later, archaeology volunteer Alice Tanner finds two skeletons in a cave in the French Pyrenees. Realising there’s something familiar about…

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Indie Author Interview – Ken Stark

Canadian-born author Ken Stark grew up on a diet on comic books and disaster movies so it’s no surprise that he ended up writing horror novels. Dig in for a scary ride… You are known mainly for writing horror, so what scares you? Not much, actually. I can imagine myself getting scared in certain situations,…

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Indie Author Interview – Keith Dixon

Yorkshire-born Keith Dixon has been writing since he was thirteen years old. A two-time winner of the Chanticleer Reviews CLUE First in Category award for Private Eye/Noir novel, he has penned nine books in the Sam Dyke Investigations series and three in the Paul Storey series, as well as tackling literary fiction. Thinking back to…

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