In my crime fiction Emily Stone Thriller Series, the main character is an ex-police officer where she had to go toe to toe with a male dominated profession. Certain situations (don’t want to give away any spoilers) dictated that she had to quit her post, but she more than made…Continue
I’ve been immersed with various aspects of forensic research and writing my next Emily Stone Thriller – Dead Burn. Some writers find research tedious, boring, and…Continue
“Most of the basic material a writer works with is acquired before the age of fifteen.” -Willa Cather
We’re told to write with passion…
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(From Mystery Tribune): After the success of The Girl With The Dragon Tattoo, another series of Scandinavian crime novels is going to appear on TV; but this time from Norway... Anne Holt’s eight-novel Hanne Wilhelmsen series may be turned into a television series in the near future.
The Hanne Wilhelmsen series of…Continue
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I'm looking forward to being at CrimeFest this coming weekend where I will be appearing on a panel on Friday 25 May at 9am. This will be my third year of attending and if it's anything like the last two it will be enjoyable and fun.
CrimeFest is a convention for people who like to read an occasional crime novel as well as for die-hard fanatics. First organised in June 2008, CrimeFest is now one of the most popular dates in the crime fiction calendar. The annual convention draws top…Continue
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If you are looking for books from up and coming authors who have style of their own, Eleanor Kuhns's debut novel is a good pick. This year she won the first place in the 2011 Minotaur Books/Mystery Writers of America First Crime Novel competition for…Continue
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I want to say a huge thank you to the staff at the National Museum of the Royal Navy and the Library for all the help and time they gave to me today answering innumerable questions in aid of my research for the current DI Andy Horton marine mystery crime novel which is set in and around the museum in the Historic Dockyard Portsmouth. I learnt so much, all of it a great help.
A special thank you to Rowannah…
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These days, it's hard to find a crime fiction which doesn't include a serial killer: A single death might seem to boring or insignificant to shape a novel around. But in most of these novels, the character of serial killer is just one element in the story and not the biggest part of the plot.
Therefore we looked at the books we have read during the…Continue
A Killing Coast but to surprise Linda…was thrilled when Captain Paul Marshall, of the Wightlink ferry, St Clare, welcomed myself, my husband Bob, and our dear friends Nick and Linda Leader on to the Bridge on a glorious sunny morning on Friday 23 March. The occasion was not only to give Captain Marshall a signed copy of the DI Horton crime fiction novel, Continue
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I was delighted to be able to help raise funds albeit in a small way for Victim Support and Witness Service in Portsmouth, England, by donating a signed copy of the latest DI Andy Horton crime novel A Killing Coast and two of my thrillers; In Cold…Continue
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Having just finished writing the eighth in the DI Horton series, which is now with my editor, there was no time to rest on my laurels but it was straight on with researching the next DI Horton.
I finished DI Horton number eight (I’ll reveal the title soon) on 31 January and since then I’ve been working on the next Horton novel. I now have a rough plot outline, and I mean rough, and some characters sketched, enough for me to begin the creative writing process. I like to start writing…Continue
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At a recent author event, an audience member asked me how I keep upbeat when most of my writing revolves around troubled souls who get into trouble. The most obvious answers come to mind. I have a husband who pulls me away from the computer. I have kids to attend to. I have a great group of friends to have fun with. The most honest answer, however, comes from deep within. Simply put: I don't think delving into darkness is a bad thing.
Have you ever met someone who you know…Continue
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I'm delighted that Blood on the Sand, the fifth in the DI Andy Horton series of marine mystery police procedural crime novels set on the South Coast of England is to be published in Large Print by Severn House on 31 December. It is currently available in hardcover, trade paperback, mass market paperback, as an e book and an…Continue
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The seventh in the DI Horton series of Marine Mystery crime novels A Killing Coast is to be published in hardcover by Severn House in the UK on 26 January 2012 and in the USA in May 2012.
Here are some photographs taken from the locations featured in A Killing Coast a British police procedural.The novel…
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