Category: Writing

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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‘The Green Bicycle Mystery’ by Antony M Brown

The Green Bicycle Mystery On a lonely country lane in 1919, a bicycle is found lying across the road, next to the body of a young woman. Utilising fresh evidence, witness statements and court reports, Antony M Brown suggests several possible solutions to a murder case that has remained a mystery for one hundred years.…

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‘When Stars Will Shine’ by Emma Mitchell

When Stars Will Shine Compiled by Emma Mitchell, this short story collection delivers festive-themed tales with a twist. Featuring Louise Jensen, Graham Smith, Malcolm Hollingdrake, Lucy Cameron, Val Portelli, Alex Kane and many others, the proceeds will be donated to supporting our troops. As with all short story anthologies, this is a mixed bag, with…

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‘On Writing Horror’ by Mort Castle

On Writing Horror Revised edition of the handbook with contributions from Stephen King, Harlan Ellison, Joyce Carol Oates and many others. Exploring everything from what horror is, to how to avoid falling into the trap of rehashing old tropes, there’s something here for everyone. I originally bought the paperback version of this, but due to…

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