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Shelf notes: Herring on the Nile by LC Tyler*

As you may have noticed from my review of Guy Fraser-Sampson’s Death in Profile, I love a crime novel that has echoes of Golden Age detective fiction and Herring on the Nile by LC Tyler fits that bill perfectly. I … Continue reading

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Shelf notes – Death in Profile by Guy Fraser-Sampson*

  The serial killer whose crimes are the focus of Death in Profile is not operating in the frozen wastes of Scandinavia or the the inner city backstreets. Rather, in the manner of the Golden Age crime novels that inspired … Continue reading

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Shelf notes: Viral by Helen Fitzgerald*

The internet, and social media in particular, means that drunken mistakes, a misguided off-the-cuff remark or even an unfortunate choice of dress can result in viral videos, out-raged mobs with torches and pitchforks and all manner of other mass outrage. … Continue reading

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10 brilliant podcasts for writers and readers

I first discovered podcasts when everyone was talking about the first series of Serial towards the end of 2014. Up until then, I’d kind of assumed that they would be slightly amateurish, poor quality journalism and that they’d sound as … Continue reading

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Shelf notes: If You Go Away by Adele Parks*

“Daring debutante Vivian Foster has London society at her feet – all she needs is a proposal to complete her triumphant season. A moment’s indiscretion causes her world to crumble, just as the country around her erupts into a devastating … Continue reading

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