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‘Write every day if you can’ says Nadia Dalbuono

Nadia is a new crime writer already making waves, read the reviews and you will realise that she has a talent for Detective novels.  Today, she tells us more about herself and what inspires her to put pen to paper. Tell us a bit about yourself. I’ve worked in TV…

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Reliving London’s Murky Past

Being a city, London has always had its fair share of notorious criminals but how would you react if you came face-to-face with one of them? When you lose the ability to use one of your senses fully you realise just how vulnerable you become. Standing here, for what feels…

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Celebrating Treason and Gunpowder in London

“Remember, remember, the 5th of November The Gunpowder Treason and plot; I see of no reason why Gunpowder Treason Should ever be forgot.” Tonight, fireworks will explode over the heads of millions of Britons in remembrance of a time when plotting and skulduggery were prominent. We will all wrap up…

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Þingvellir National Park – Where two Continents collide

With an abundance of natural sites to see, choosing where to go and what to do with our limited time was difficult.  Should we follow the tourist route or should we head out on our own?  With numerous options available we decided to head towards Þingvellir National Park.  It may…

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Some Lie and Some Die, Ruth Rendell Book Cover, Chief Inspector Wexford

Some Lie and Some Die (Ruth Rendell)

Stars: *** Pages: 239 First published in 1973 by Hutchinson “Rendell is a great storyteller who knows how to make sure that the reader has to turn the pages out of a desperate need to find out what is going to happen next” (John Mortimer, Sunday Times) The sleepy town…

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An Evening in Harrogate with… Robert Galbraith

People always say that crime ‘does not pay’ but clearly that is not the case when you look at the ever-increasing crime market that authors find themselves in. As a genre it is one of the fastest growing of current times. Branching off you no longer just have your basic…

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Cuckoo by Julia Crouch

Star Rating: *** Pages: 435 First published by Headline Publishing Group in 2011 Rose finally has everything she dreamt of. Two beautiful children, a loving husband and a large idyllic home in the middle of the English countryside which they themselves brought back to life using their own creative talents….

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Kill Me if you Can (James Patterson & Marshall Karp)

Star Rating: **** Pages: 463 First published in 2011 by Century I recently read an article that condemned James Patterson for his joint projects.  The author of the article was unrelenting in his disapproval of the split in workload: two people discuss the storyline and plan out the chapters but…

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“Birdman” (Mo Hayder)

Are you the kind of person who loves to try and beat the detective and unravel the case?  If so, this is could be a book for you. This is not your typical “Columbo style” who done it; you start to believe that you know who the killer is only…

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