Tag Archives: murder

What a happy crime scene…

What a charming scene, a festive garden party, all summery and joyful. Champagne, feathers, corsets and straw boaters, the click of mallet on croquet ball, bird-like chatter and bell-like giggles as flirting occurs across the bowls of strawberries and cream. How … Continue reading

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Travelling to your story

The whole process of travel – on public transport, not in a car – is fraught with opportunity for storytellers.  Four flights and two train journeys in three days have made me think about the possibilities for mystery, murder, suspense … Continue reading

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Ideas for a Valentine story – what’s missing?

The product of five minutes’ thought just now: 1. The 10th anniversary of a murder. Woman was stabbed while walking to a restaurant to meet her fiancé. Man was convicted and put away, but it was the wrong man. The … Continue reading

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The devil is very definitely in the detail

Crime writers and gritty romance writers… have a look at this story from the BBC website today. It just shows how small an act can provoke vicious murder. An angry man, a control freak, with a knife in his hand. … Continue reading

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Name that novel

Leigh Russell, crime fictionaire, says: “We are running a competition! The prize is to have your title on the front of my next book + a signed inscription thanking you. I need your help again!” Details are here…  

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