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The Inspiration Behind My Book: Keep You Safe by Rona Halsall
Posted by Rona Halsall in > Crime > Interviews

Inspiration is a tricky thing to pin down, I think, but it’s the commonest question you find yourself asked as an author – ‘What’s the inspiration behind your story?’ So...

In the Court’s Hands by Fiona Gartland
Posted by Fiona Gartland in > Crime > Interviews

Writers are often asked where they get the inspiration for their work. When did they begin to write the story? How did they develop it until it became a publishable...

Why I Moved Over to the Dark Side: Hush Hush by Mel Sherratt
Posted by Mel Sherratt in > Crime > Interviews

It might come as a shock to some people when they read my gritty books that I actually started out writing women’s fiction. Back then, my inspiration came from authors...

Out of my Comfort Zone: The Manhattan Project by Paul McNeive
Posted by Paul McNeive in > Crime > Interviews

“Resistent! It’s the German spelling. They want to rename your book for the German market-and re-design the cover too. I think we should agree.” That was the good advice of...

The Joys and Perils of Research: Under the Night by Alan Glynn
Posted by Alan Glynn in > Crime > Interviews

Doing research for a novel is a trap – a gorgeous honey-trap you set for yourself. It is work, or a form of it, but it can easily undermine the...

The Joy of the Subversive Heroine: The Proposal by S.E. Lynes
Posted by S.E. Lynes in > Crime > Interviews

‘Crime writers are the loveliest people’ is a phrase I’ve heard many times over, most recently at Harrogate Crime Writing Festival. I write psychological thrillers, which comes under the crime...

The Ghost Train is Coming Down the Tracks: The Wife Before Me by Laura Elliot
Posted by Laura Elliot in > Crime > Interviews

Last month, I stood on a station platform and made my farewells to a host of friends. They never looked back and, truthfully, I felt only relief as their train...

My Life as a Writer: Bellevue Square by Michael Redhill
Posted by Michael Redhill in > Crime > Interviews

As a child, books fascinated me because they were compact objects with people and worlds in them. My parents read to me when I was too little to read to...

How I Write:The Liar’s Room by Simon Lelic
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My ideal writing day begins at ten, after a leisurely breakfast of something freshly baked and an hour alone with the newspapers. After that, I settle in with a pot...

Two Timelines, Two Perspectives: Belfast Central by A.K Amherst
Posted by A.K Amherst in > Crime > Interviews

Combine what has never been combined before. I don’t remember who said this or where I read that quote but it inspired me. When I first started writing my novel...