Getting the right name for characters in my crime fiction novels can be a tricky business. Sometimes they come to me completely out of the blue, as I am creating a character, other times I will struggle to find the name that best suits that particular character and until I do the personality refuses to come fully alive. The name has to fit. If it's not right then the character isn't right. The name also needs to fit with the age and nationality although you can have…Continue
I'm back from a very successful mini tour of the North East of England where I was invited to give two talks.
This is the third time in three years that I have given talks to readers in the North East of England and I shall once again be in the area in April 2013 taking part in CSI Gateshead at Gateshead Library, a mini version of CSI Portsmouth, which I help to organise every year as part of Portsmouth…Continue
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Death Lies Beneath, which was published in the UK in July, has now been published in hardcover in the USA by Severn House and is also now available as an…Continue
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In this short video I'm talking to Tony Smith of Angel Radio about the forthcoming CSI Portsmouth event being held on Saturday 3 November at the John Pounds Centre, Queens Street, Portsmouth UK.
This video appears on my You Tube Channel where you can also find lots of other videos and interviews with me discussing my crime novels and my writing and giving tips and techniques.…Continue
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The Hampshire Police Fire Investigations Officer DC Terry Fitzjohn and Watch Manager Andy Earl of the Arson Task Force will be appearing at CSI Portsmouth 2012 on the morning panel along with Crime Scene Manager Carolyn Lovell from Hampshire Police and crime authors, Matt Hilton and Stephen Booth and myself.…Continue
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We have a established a new crime imprint (NOT a vanity press!) called Grey Cells Press, and our first books will be coming out in the New Year 2013. We are still seeking submissions.
We are looking for most types of crime fiction, from the classic English
whodunit through to police procedurals and hardboiled detectives: Christie
to Chandler, Marsh to Mosley, Paretsky, Dexter and Tey and puzzles by Carr and
Crispin and Queen. We want well-written, satisfying work. It…
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Severn House publishers have announced they have brought forward the publication of two e books in the DI Andy Horton series.
A Killing Coast, the seventh in the…Continue
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The eighth in the DI Andy Horton series of marine mystery crime police procedural novels, Death Lies Beneath is officially published today in the UK in hardcover by Severn House. It will be published in the USA in November.
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Ben Coes began his career in the public sector, working at the White House under President Ronald Reagan and President George H.W. Bush, serving as a White House-appointed speechwriter to the U.S. Secretary of Energy at the height of the Gulf War. He later became a Visiting Fellow at Harvard University’s John F. Kennedy School of Government. A graduate of Columbia…Continue
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It was lovely chatting to Julian Clegg again on BBC Radio Solent this morning even though it was an early start, so if I look a little bleary eyed forgive me, I'm not used to getting up at 5.15 am!Continue
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It only seems like five minutes ago I was writing the entry for June and here we are in July (and with little sign of the summer in the UK). So what's happening in July?
On 5 July I am to be guest crime author at the annual conference of the British Society of Criminology taking place at the University of Portsmouth, Institute of Criminal…
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I'm often asked how I research police procedures and police matters for my crime novels and while the DI Horton crime series certainly doesn't conform to policing in the real world there is an underlying reality about some of the situations and procedures.
So where do I get my research from?
From talking to real live police officers, those working on the coal face and those who have also retired and my thanks here to the officers in the CID, the Major Crime Unit and the…
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After the Severn House drinks party it was time for another drinks reception this time hosted by CrimeFest and with the purpose of announcing those authors shortlisted for some of the prestigious Crime Writers’ Association (CWA) Daggers Shortlist. Here are some photographs from the event where I was lucky enough to meet up with some DI Horton fans and chat to them about the…Continue
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Just as in CrimeFest 2010 this year’s CrimeFest was again a glorious hot day with wall-to-wall sunshine in Bristol. Not the best time to be closeted inside the Royal Marriott Hotel but a very pleasant one to be strolling along the regenerated dock area and catching the little ferry across the narrow strip of water, which I managed to do. It was great to be back on the water, albeit for about two minutes, and I wondered whether DI Horton might take a trip into Bristol on his yacht one day.…Continue
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I was interviewed…
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Over a hundred people turned out on a damp May day yesterday in Hook in Hampshire to hear me talk about my Solent based thrillers and my marine mystery detective crime novels featuring the hunky DI Andy Horton, and what a marvellous audience they were.
My thanks to the programme secretary Angela Powell for organising the event…
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