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Crime Fiction & True Crime

Criminal Genius: Belinda Bauer

St. Stephen’s Day 2010. I curl up with a copy of Darkside by Belinda Bauer that I won in a Twitter giveaway. Hours pass. I forgo food and drink, but...

The Loneliness of the Long Distance Writer: Long Days; Short Sprints by T J Lebbon
Posted by Tim J Lebbon in > Crime Fiction & True Crime

When I finally gave up work to write full-time almost nine years ago, I thought I was going to turn really prolific. For four years previous to that I’d been...

Paul Finch on Heck, ‘Hunted’ and Dr. Who
Posted by Paul Finch in > Crime Fiction & True Crime

It initially seems like quite a challenge looking back on the journey of my career, and examining the way in which it has led to the place where I’m currently...

Hidden: How Life-and-Death Training Feeds Into My Writing

I began writing after having spent 8 years running my own consultancy business. I had a PhD in psychology and none of the obvious job options appealed to me. So...

Luke Delaney’s The Jackdaw

Where did the inspiration for writing The Jackdaw come from? Two sources really. The first was speaking to a banker from the City who one minute was telling me he...

Writing Scary by S.K.Tremayne

How can a writer be scary? How can you evoke a sense of fear or menace with the printed word? It is, of course, the question all aspiring authors of...

Finding Inspiration: The Girl on the Train by Paula Hawkins

Some writers have flashes of inspiration, blinding literary thunderbolts which hit them with undeniable force: they know at once that this is a book that must be written. I don’t....

Niamh O’Connor Discovers Rachel Abbott’s Bestseller Secrets

Hard work and razor-sharp writing turned a first-time novelist from a self-published author into a #1 bestselling sensation on Amazon U.K. Rachel Abbott had spent most of her working life...

Clare Mackintosh: The True Events That Inspired ‘I Let You Go’
Posted by Clare Mackintosh in > Crime Fiction & True Crime > Special Guests

Four years ago I was writing every day. Court files, staff appraisals, witness statements… My job as a police inspector was rewarding and enjoyable, but the lack of creativity freedom...

The Dying Place by Luca Veste

I started writing what would eventually become Dead Gone – the first Murphy and Rossi novel – in late 2010, embarking on my first attempt at a novel around six...