Category: Crime

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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‘Blacklands’ by Belinda Bauer

Blacklands Twelve-year-old Steven spends all his free time digging holes on Exmoor, hoping to find a body. Having disappeared at the age of eleven, the boy’s Uncle Billy is assumed to be yet another victim of serial killer Arnold Avery – but without a body, Steven’s nan refuses to believe her son is dead, and…

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‘Kids who Kill: Kelly Ellard & Warren Glowatski’ by Kathryn McMaster

Kids who Kill: Kelly Ellard & Warren Glowatski Tormented Reena Virk, only fourteen, struggles to fit in with her peers, but when a petty argument snowballs into a fight, the bullied teenager is beaten up and killed. Members of a group known as the Shoreline Six, 16-year-old Warren Glowatski and 15-year-old Kelly Ellard are arrested…

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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 – Brigitta Moon

Avid reader Brigitta Moon turned to writing to explore her story ideas, but where did her Marston Series begin? What inspired you to write the Marston Thriller series? This is a great question. In the beginning of GUILTY, book one of the series, as an introduction I actually tell the reader how the story came…

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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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