BEST OF 3: Tana Collins, author

1) In a Dry Season by Peter Robinson This was the very first crime novel I ever read so it will always have a special place in my heart. I remember falling in love with the blurb on the back of the book as it’s partly set in the second world war, partly present day…

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BEST OF 3: Liz Mistry, Crime Author

My best of three choices are all influenced by my love of the ‘serial killer’ novel! 1) Kiss The Girls by James Patterson The first has to be Kiss The Girls by James Patterson.  It’s recently been re-released but I read it in the 1990’s and was hooked by Alex Cross as a detective but…

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BEST OF 3: Linda Huber, crime writer

1) A Place of Execution by Val McDermid For me, this is one of Val McDermid’s most chilling novels. The setting is oppressive – the odd and isolated village of Scardale in Derbyshire, where a child goes missing. The case is tied both to an old miscarriage of justice and the Moors murders, and the story…

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BEST OF 3: Ann Evans, Author

1) 61 Hours by Lee Child I love books that go at a pace. And Lee Child with his Jack Reacher character defending the weak and giving the baddies what they deserve, it’s a recipe for success. Although the ‘ticking clock’ ploy of having to succeed by a certain time was a major feature in…

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CRIMINALLY GOOD: interview with author Kjell Ola Dahl

>1) So, who are you and what have you written? I am Kjell Ola Dahl, a Norwegian crime writer. Orenda Books is currently publishing my the next books in the Oslo Detectives series – Faithless and The Ice Swimmers – featuring detectives Frank Frřlich and Inspector Gunnarstranda. Previous books in the series include: The Fourth…

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BEST OF 3: Susan Hunter, Book Lover

1) Into The Darkest Corner by Elizabeth Haynes What a read! This is THE book which changed my reading tastes from the likes of James Patterson, Patricia Cornwell, Mark Bilingham and others. It is a gripping read Single female, Catherine meets gorgeous Lee and a relationship begins. A love story you may think, a great…

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Why ALL stories Are About Detectives

Carey Harrison is the author of 16 novels and more than 200 plays and scripts for film, television, radio and theatre. His numerous prizes and nominations include Sony awards, the Giles Cooper Award, the Prix Marulic, the Society of Authors’ Encore Award, the Writers’ Guild of Great Britain Award for Best Play, the Prix Italia Silver Award and Best Play from…

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