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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CRIMINALLY GOOD: Interview with author Kate Ellis

So, who are you & what have you written? I’m Kate Ellis and I’ve written twenty books in the Devon-based DI Wesley Peterson series – contemporary detective fiction with a touch of history and archaeology thrown in. My website is  and my latest book THE HOUSE OF EYES is out TODAY, February 4th! Why do…

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BEST OF 3: E.C Jarvis, Author

Many thanks to author EC Jarvis for her crime/mystery recommendations today … And happy publication day, too! Check out EC’s new book, HERE and congrats :D! EC has chosen some real CRIME CLASSICS today for Best of 3! You can see EC’s article on my writing tips and networking site, Bang2write, here >> 5 Tips In…

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BEST OF 3: Dominic Carver, screenwriter

This MURDER MONDAY we have screenwriter Dominic Carver recommending his fave 3 crime fiction books – thanks, Dom! Want to recommend YOUR “Best of 3”? Check out submission details HERE. 1) THE BAT by Jo Nesbo – The first Harry Hole novel (in chronological order) which introduces us to the alcoholic Oslo detective, as he…

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BEST OF 3: Lucy V Hay, author

  I LET YOU GO by Clare Mackintosh. It takes a LOT to catch me out when it comes to twists – as a script editor, I’m primed for them as I’m constantly helping writers structure and plot. So imagine my surprise when this story not only got me on the backfoot, it got me TWICE….

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