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Interview: Fran Dorricott

The clamour for diversity in fiction has never been greater, and Fran Dorricott’s debut, After the Eclipse, promises a welcome and sympathetic portrayal of queer characters embedded in a crime story set in small town Derbyshire. The novel, which examines the abduction of two young…
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Interview: John Marrs

From self-published to attracting the interest of two publishers, former journalist John Marrs has enjoyed an interesting journey as an author of standalone psychological thrillers – including The One, which is now being adapted for the small screen by Netflix. His latest book, Her Last…
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Interview: Isabelle Grey

Isabelle Grey is a prolific writer, whose crime fiction series features murder detective Grace Fisher. She’s also written the standalone psychological thrillers, Out of Sight and The Bad Mother, and her television writing credits include over 35 episodes of series such as The Bill, Casualty, Wycliffe, Rosemary & Thyme and Midsomer Murders. She also writes…
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Interview: Robert Goddard

Prolific bestselling author Robert Goddard was born in Hampshire, but he has set his crime novels across the UK and around the world. Time is no barrier either with a trilogy set in the immediate aftermath of World War I. to coincide with the centenary…
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Interview: JJ Hensley

Have you ever wondered how realistic your favourite crime fiction is? Just because a book reads well on the page, it doesn’t mean it is accurate. Nowadays, research is pretty standard for authors, and while bestsellers like James Ellroy and Michael Connelly can use their…
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CIS: Nicola Upson interviewed

Her debut novel, An Expert in Murder, was the first in a series of classy crime novels by Nicola Upson, whose main character is Josephine Tey – one of the leading authors of the Golden Age of crime fiction. Tey’s detective novels were hugely popular…
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Interview: Tess Gerritsen

Today, Tess Gerritsen is one of America’s leading crime fiction authors, but she took an unusual route to get there. A graduate of Stanford University, Tess went on to medical school at the University of California, San Francisco, where she was awarded her MD. While…
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Interview: Carol Wyer

Carol Wyer garnered a loyal following as an author of romantic comedies, but writing crime is a serious business and needs a different approach. Switching genres has proved a good move for the Staffordshire-based writer, however. Little Girl Lost, the first of a series featuring…
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