Category: Crime

‘Altered Life’ by Keith Dixon

Altered Life Private Investigator Sam Dyke is offered a job that doesn’t really interest him, but when his prospective employer turns up dead, Sam is forced to reconsider. Faced with a workforce who don’t want him snooping around, an unexpected meeting with his ex-wife and a shady assailant who doesn’t care who gets in the…

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‘Go! Go! Go!’ by Rusty Firmin and Will Pearson

Go! Go! Go! The Definitive Inside Story of the Iranian Embassy Siege by Rusty Firmin and Will Pearson (Audiobook) This comprehensive book recounts one of Britain’s most unforgettable news stories of the 1980s. Told by journalist Will Pearson and former SAS member Rusty Firman, ‘Go! Go! Go! The Definitive Inside Story of the Iranian Embassy…

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‘The Invention of Murder’ by Judith Flanders

The Invention of Murder With its subtitle – ‘How the Victorians Revelled in Death and Detection and Created Modern Crime’, this book traces the British public’s interest in murder as a sort of national entertainment. Though the book’s title clearly suggests we’re talking about the Victorian period (1837-1901), Ms Flanders begins her romp through the…

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‘The Moving Target’ by Ross MacDonald

The Moving Target When millionaire Ralph Sampson goes missing, PI Lew Archer is called in to hunt him down before something really bad happens. The trail leads Archer all over Southern California, from sun-bleached canyons and sea-side beach houses to dodgy bars and even dodgier women. But is this case about money, sex or just…

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Killer Pottery

Without the benefits of 20th-century technology, the faces of Victorian villains couldn’t be plastered all over the media, so how were their images and stories relayed to the general public? These days when a murder is discovered, the news hits the media in text, photos and on film, not to mention Facebook and Twitter. However,…

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Robert Crouch – Author Interview

Former Environmental Health Officer Robert Crouch turned his experience to good use when he created his hero, Kent Fisher… Your hero, Kent Fisher, is obviously inspired by your time working as an environmental health officer, but what prompted you to start writing the series in the first place? I’ve always loved crime, especially Inspector Morse,…

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