BEST OF 3: Elinor Perry-Smith, Proof Reader

Today it’s proof reader Elinor Perry-Smith’s turn to share her top 3 — and it would seem she’s a Patricia Highsmith ADDICT! Over to you, Elinor … The Talented Mr Ripley I love the labyrinthine plot, the way Ripley – just – manages to pull his appropriation of Dickie’s identity off; his house, clothes and…

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CRIMINALLY GOOD: Interview with author Ruth Dugdall

So, who are you & what have you written? I am Ruth Dugdall, an award-winning crime novelist. I can be found on ruthdugdall.com or @ruthdugdall (Twitter) or Ruth Dugdall author (Facebook). My first novel, The James Version was a fictionalised account of a notorious Victorian murder, Maria Marten in the Red Barn. It took years of…

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CRIMINALLY GOOD: Interview with author Peter James

So, who are you & what have you written? I’m Peter James and I’ve written 28 books, including twelve in my Brighton-based Detective Superintendent Roy Grace series. I was a film producer for many years but I realized in 2005, shortly after making the film I’m most proud of, Merchant Of Venice with Al Pacino…

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BEST OF 3: Hattie Grunewald, Literary Agent

CAREER OF EVIL by Robert Galbraith WHY I LIKE IT: I’m the Harry Potter generation so will always have a soft spot for JKR’s writing, but as an avid crime reader this ticked all my boxes. What Rowling does best is perfect characterisation, and in this third Cormoran Strike book she really gets into her…

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BEST OF 3: Olivia Brennan, Freelance Writer

If you recognise the name “Olivia Brennan”, that’s because she’s my glamorous assistant over at my writing tips site, Bang2write, at the moment! Check out her B2W articles, HERE. And Then There Were None by Agatha Christie WHY I LIKE IT: Considered by many as Agatha Christie’s most famous novel, and I can understand why….

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CRIMINALLY GOOD: Interview with author Polly Iyer

Who are you and what have you written? I’m Polly Iyer and I’ve written and published eight crime fiction novels: Hooked, InSight, Murder Déjà Vu, Threads, the Kindle Scout winner, Indiscretion, and three books in The Diana Racine Psychic Suspense series: Mind Games, Goddess of the Moon and Backlash. All but Indiscretion are self-published. That is…

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BEST OF 3: Kevin Mears, Scriptwriter

The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith WHY I LIKE IT: Perhaps the greatest rug pull in literature of the last fifty years was the revelation that Robert Galbraith was in fact JK Rowling. Either way, we get to read the end results of an author at the top of her game, writing without restraint. Supermodels…

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