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The Marlow Murder Club – Meet Becks Starling

To settle her mind more than for any other reason, Judith went over to the cupboard, opened the door and saw that it contained nothing more than the vicar’s robes on hangers. Just as she’d suspected. Although it also seemed to contain a middle-aged woman who was looking straight at… Read More
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The Marlow Murder Club – Meet Judith Potts

Mrs Judith Potts was seventy-seven years old and entirely happy with her life. She lived in an Arts and Crafts mansion on the River Thames, she had a job she loved that took up just enough of her time and no more, and best of all, she didn’t have to… Read More
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Christmas Comforts: Laurie Elizabeth Flynn and P. L. Kane

Christmas Comfort reads aren’t always cosy and romantic; some of our authors love a good creepy atmospheric book to keep them company in winter! This December you’ll find Laurie Elizabeth Flynn, author of the upcoming The Girls Are All So Nice Here, and P L Kane,… Read More
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Parting Shot – Short Story by Simon Berthon

Grab a few biscuits and a beverage of choice. Settle down and read Parting Shot, the gripping short story by Simon Berthon – author of A Time to Lie. If you’re into your mysteries or spy thrillers, then read on to find out about a retired man named Gwilym.   Parting… Read More
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Christmas Comforts: Helen Monks Takhar

Continuing in our Christmas Comforts series, we have an absolute classic for today’s post. Helen Monks Takhar, author of Precious You, explains why A Christmas Carol brings her comfort at Christmas.   Helen Monks Takhar’s Christmas Comfort Read: A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens There’s something of the Victorian about my… Read More
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Christmas Comforts: Mick Finlay + M.J. Hollows

Today’s Christmas Comforts blog post brings together two cosy crime recommendations from two of our authors! This week features Mick Finlay, author of the Arrowood series, and M.J. Hollows, author of The German Nurse. Scroll down to get some CRACKING crime recommendations, perfect for these dark winter nights…   Mick Finlay… Read More
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Why I Write Mysteries with Faith Martin

Writing often means experimenting. Authors like to challenge themselves by writing outside their comfort zone. Continuing in our NaNoWriMo series Faith Martin, author of the Ryder and Loveday series, is here talking about why she decided to turn to writing mysteries. Why I Write Mysteries Many people have asked me… Read More
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Jane Bettany on Writing Police Procedurals

This NaNoWriMo, we’ve loved sharing author tips to help you with your writing. Any police procedural writers will be please to know it’s their turn! Jane Bettany, author of In Cold Blood, is on the blog today sharing her top six tips for writing police procedurals. Writing Police… Read More
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Creating Characters with Terry Lynn Thomas

Continuing with our NaNoWriMo series, we thought it was important to look at creating characters. After all, what is a book without a protagonist? Terry Lynn Thomas is here to talk about creating the characters for her new series. In book one, The Betrayal, she introduces her… Read More
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Precious You: Inspiration and Generation Gaps

In preparation for our book club meeting this week, Helen Monks Takhar discusses the inspiration of the two central figures of her book Precious You and the divide between Gen X-ers and Millennials.   In my twenties, going for a jog demanded I prepare myself for… Read More