Hi, after a long time in Banking I now earn a living as a financial writer and freelance researcher. Working freelance gives me the time and the space to finish and polish the book I have kept in the bottom drawer of my desk for a long time
All the books by Donna Leon, Faye Kellerman, Alexander McCall-Smith, Edward Marston and others whose name I do not remember (I am very bad with names, so don't take it personally). As far as crime fiction is concerned I like stories where the environment is very well described and characters have depth and a 'life' (especially the detective in the story). The classics of crime writing (Agatha Christie, Conan Doyle, Ellery Queen, Rex Stout) also have a special place in my heart,
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I'm the European editor for Noir Nation, and I would love to get some more stories from the UK for Issue 2 (Issue 1 will be available Sept 1, 2011). Looking for short stories and graphic stories (comics). Maybe you have some, and could also help spread the word? We start reading for issue 2 on Oct 1.