I’m Vanessa and I’m a writer.
In 2015, I won the Pitch Perfect competition for unpublished writers at Bloody Scotland, the crime writing festival held in Stirling each autumn.
This is where I write about what I’m writing, where I’m going, and what I’m reading. I also include author interviews from time to time.
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Tag Archives: crime fiction
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
I’m not entirely sure that I believe in guilty pleasures but sometimes you want to substitute the literary equivalent of the wholemeal scone and vegetable soup for something a little less penitential. Something that doesn’t require deep consideration and is … Continue reading
This Euro-thriller by Louise Millar – apparently a new direction from a writer who I hadn’t previously encountered – is quite a difficult book to review. On the one hand it kept me reading while my bathwater went cold and … Continue reading
It’s that time of year when books are arriving at an astonishing rate, both proofs from publishers of titles to be published early next year and new titles that have caught my eye and which I’ve ordered from the wholesaler. … Continue reading