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Category Archives: crime fiction general and debate

Two major crime fiction competitions: novel and short stories

Stylist magazine have teamed up with Faber & Faber and seek entries for a crime novel, with the deadline for entries on 12 July (by snail mail, so give yourself … Continue reading

March 6, 2012 · 4 Comments

City University London – New Crime Thriller MA Course

Via Crime Time, City University, London has announced that it is starting a Crime Thriller Writing MA course in September 2012.  More details can be found here at City University’s … Continue reading

January 26, 2012 · 4 Comments

Jessica Mann and Sadistic Misogyny and Newspaper Accuracy

I just happened to be on twitter yesterday evening when tweets came through about the articles in the weekend's Daily Telegraph and The Observer.  Needless to say, so were a few … Continue reading

October 26, 2009 · 3 Comments

An interesting meme of sorts…

Maxine has just posted her thoughts on this matter in Mystery Reader Cafe via Eurocrime and Karen, at Eurocrime, did so on Friday 2 Jan 09.  What's it all about?  … Continue reading

January 3, 2009 · 1 Comment

Likes and Dislikes in Crime Fiction: 6 of the Best and 6 of the Worst

Norm in a recent post at Crime Scraps, Critical Perspicacity: Six Things listed six things he looks for in crime fiction and six things he doesn't like.  This got me thinking … Continue reading

January 2, 2009 · 6 Comments

Novels Listed for the ITV3 Crime Awards

From The Bookseller, in addition to the ITV3 Writer’s Award for Classic TV Drama (shortlist of P.D.James, Ruth Rendell, Colin Dexter, Lynda La Plante, Ian Rankin, Val McDermid), the following … Continue reading

August 15, 2008

NEW: Crime Thriller Awards from ITV3

From Marketing Week: ‘ITV is launching Crime Thriller Awards in a bid to boost the profile of the ITV3 brand. The event, which will be supported by a major advertising … Continue reading

May 2, 2008

50 crime writers to read before you die

Thanks to Dec at Crime Always Pays for this post.  Otherwise, I’d have missed The Daily Telegraph’s 50 crime writers to read before you die.  A bit more debate can … Continue reading

February 24, 2008 · 7 Comments

Honno’s call for submissions for a crime anthology…

Honno, the Welsh women’s press is calling for submissions for a crime fiction anthology.  Here are the details: "Honno press is on the hunt for the next generation of best-selling … Continue reading

November 6, 2007

Borders UK’s Top Ten Books and a glaring omission from its readers…

I received an email last week from Borders UK.  They’d recently asked their customers to vote for their all time favourite top ten books (CDs and DVDs), with more than … Continue reading

September 13, 2007 · 7 Comments