The Hidden Legacy began life as two news items which I’d picked up from the radio while driving to work and put to one side in case I might one day be able to use them both as material for separate short stories. The first concerned an 11-year-old schoolgirl who had killed the child she was babysitting back in the late 1960s. Nearly forty years later, having been released under an assumed and protected identity, she was seeking a court injunction to prevent her identity being made public, using as her justification the fact that she now had a teenage daughter who knew nothing of her past.…Read More ...
‘If you don’t know what you’re doing – killing people can be murder’
Coming this Halloween | The Bluffer’s® Guide to Murder by Dr James Hamlin
“If I’d read this years ago, I wouldn’t be in prison right now. The chapter about becoming forensically aware is definitely essential reading”
CHRIS DAVIES, “THE SOHO RIPPER”
Ever wanted to get away with murder? Well, now you can…
Written by crime expert Dr James Hamlin, The Bluffer’s® Guide to Murder is the only book on the market to offer would-be killers simple step-by-step advice on murder – from planning to execution.
Learn how to successfully destroy trace evidence at a murder site, how to satisfy the authorities with your carefully-prepared alibi and how to hold your own in the interview room against even the most tenacious police detectives.…
A message from Calum Kerr
Director, National Flash-Fiction Day
Well, here in the UK it is Election Day. I’m just about to head out to vote and I urge you to do the same. (If I said I don’t care who you vote for, I’d be lying – of course I care – but whoever it is, I just think you should vote.)
Once you’ve written your X in the box, maybe it’s time to sit down and use even more letters to create something almost as wonderful as a functioning democracy. I’m talking, of course, about flash-fictions!
Our Anthology is still open for submissions.…
Charlaine Harris drops by with an exclusive character piece – Arthur Smith – from DAY SHIFT (Midnight, Texas).Wednesday, May 6th 2015
I’m delighted to be able to share with you an exclusive article by Charlaine Harris about her character Arthur Smith, from the Aurora Teagarden Mystery books. Charlaine re-visits the character in Midnight, Texas.
Charlaine Harris is the globally admired author of amongst others, the hugely successful TRUE BLOOD novels, made into the award-winning HBO show. She has sold more than four million books worldwide.
Her new writing venture, the MIDNIGHT, TEXAS series, was launched to great commercial success and critical acclaim in 2014.
From the author of four consecutive #1 Sunday Times bestsellers, Charlaine Harris, comes a chilling stand-alone murder mystery set in the town of Midnight, Texas.…
She will hunt down the men who took her family. She will have blood.
Rose is the one that got away. She was the prey in a human trophy hunt organised by an elite and secret organisation for bored super-rich clients seeking a unique thrill. She paid a terrible price – when she escaped The Trail murdered her family. Every moment since she has been planning her revenge. Watching, waiting …And now her day has come.
Chris returns from his morning run to find his wife and children missing and a stranger in his kitchen. He’s told to run.…
I’m delighted to soon be kicking off the blog tour for the latest in Paul Finch’s crime series featuring his great central character DS Mark ‘Heck’ Heckenburg.
So, do drop by here on 7th May, where it’ll all be kicking off!…
Get ready, get writing…..
27th June will be here before you know it, and there’s words to be done.
All you need to know is right here:
Audible.co.uk is delighted to announce that Avengers star Tom Hiddleston has narrated the audiobook of J.G. Ballard’s High Rise ahead of the release of a highly anticipated film of the critically acclaimed novel.
Hiddleston, who is known to millions worldwide for his role as the evil god Loki in the blockbuster Thor and Avengers movies, has lent his voice to this first UK audiobook adaptation of High Rise, which was published in 1975.
High Rise is an unnerving dystopian tale of life in a modern tower block falling into disarray. Within the concealing walls of an elegant forty-storey tower block, the affluent tenants are hell-bent on an orgy of destruction.…
They (whoever ‘they’ are) say you should never judge a book by its cover, and yet today I received an intriguing volume in the new and stunningly realised series of re-issued books in the ‘Pulp! THE CLASSICS’ branding from Oldcastle Books.
With it’s vibrant and sincerely pulpy cover and orange tinged page edges, this new edition of ‘The Hound of the Baskervilles’ (due out on 15th May) looks fantastic in my library.
Pulp! The Classics is a new imprint that gives the nation’s favourite classic novels original retro covers in a pulp fiction style – with a dash of wry humour.…