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Samantha Norman talks about co-writing Winter Siege with her late mother Ariana Franklin

“I would never have got round to writing a novel if my mother hadn’t died. I wanted to, but only in the way a lot of people want to write … Continue reading

October 9, 2014

More Novels in the Russell Series by Laurie R. King Available in the UK from Allison and Busby

By ScotKris Fans of Laurie King have another year to wait until the next instalment of Mary Russell’s journals, so it is with considerable satisfaction that It’s a Crime! can … Continue reading

April 4, 2014

In a crime novel: lines to make you smile

The following is an exchange between two non-high ranking coppers in London.  The one with the great line in beautiful dry humour is your protagonist. ‘He said you were arrogant.’ … Continue reading

July 14, 2013 · 6 Comments

Mo Hayder submits to the It’s a crime! “Five+1” Interview

Just in time for Easter weekend we have the publication of Mo Hayder’s latest Jack Caffery novel Poppet.  Now, the sign may say “PRIVATE KEEP OUT” but Mo has kindly let … Continue reading

March 31, 2013 · 4 Comments

Tempting? This one caught my eye…

From Corvus Books in the UK: Thirteen-year-old Emily Houchens doesn’t have many friends.  She spends her time alone in the woods near her house – her safe place, until she … Continue reading

March 21, 2013 · 2 Comments

#fridayreads Coming in April – Under Your Skin by Sabine Durrant

If, like me, you are drawn to psychological thrillers, you may well find the premise of this one interesting…  (And make a note in your diaries.)  To be published in … Continue reading

February 1, 2013

Have you pulled yet?

Pulled your Christmas crackers that is.  If you have, then you may feel in the ‘pre-order’ mood so here are three fabulous crime novels coming in 2013 that you’d be … Continue reading

December 18, 2012 · 2 Comments

Preview – Gone Again by Doug Johnstone

Coming on 7 March 2013 in trade paperback from Faber and Faber, I picked up the proof earlier today and can tell you this is very gripping.  I thought I’d … Continue reading

November 3, 2012