Category: Series

Reinventing Baker Street

Is it possible to transform two of the most famous characters in crime fiction into something new, without simply repeating what many others have done before? The popularity of Sherlock Holmes continually inspires writers to pay homage to the creations of Arthur Conan Doyle, as well as offering the opportunity to fashion new scenarios based…

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‘Die Every Day’ by Gordon Bickerstaff

Die Every Day When Gavin Shawlens finds himself on a murder charge, he admits he’s to blame. With all the evidence pointing directly at him, it seems the only option is to plead guilty. But if he goes the other way, the consequences for the Government could be catastrophic, so to ensure Gavin doesn’t escape…

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‘In the Woods’ by Tana French

In the Woods As a twelve-year-old, Adam Ryan played in the woods with his pals, Peter and Jaime. But Adam was found later, traumatised and alone, and his friends were never seen again. Now an adult with a new name (Rob) and a different accent, detective Adam enjoys a close relationship with his work partner…

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‘The Card’ by Arnold Bennett

The Card (Audiobook) In this comic tale by Arnold Bennett, Edward Henry (Denry) Machin, gravitates from lowly clerk to the exalted position of Mayor of Bursley, via a series of surprising events. Cleverly adding his name to the guest list at an exclusive ball, Denry succeeds in being the first man to dance with the…

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‘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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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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