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Cops Behaving Badly  

  It’s that time of year again, when we frolic on the dark side, flirt with bad spirits and inexplicably spurn perfectly-functioning reverse digits to ‘bob’ for apples. As I turn off the houselights, hide my confectionary and sit in the dark until it’s all over, it seems… Read More

The ‘Eureka!’ moment by Alex Lake

  Killing Kate came about when two otherwise unconnected ideas I had came together in an unexpected way. For a while I’d been considering writing a novel about a serial killer, but I wanted it to be a serial killer with a difference – a twist on the psychopath… Read More

Top 5 Fictional Neighbours, by author Cass Green

They say everybody needs good neighbours… My character Hester in THE WOMAN NEXT DOOR thinks she is the perfect example of neighbourly friendship. After all, who wouldn’t want to live next door to someone like her, a woman prepared to give up everything in your darkest hour? And… Read More

Pick a character, any character – by Michael Wood

I had the story for Outside Looking In long before my first novel, For Reasons Unknown, was published. However, I didn’t want to write a follow-up in case my protagonist, DCI Matilda Darke, never saw the light of day. Thankfully, she did. As soon as I signed… Read More

Second Time Around, by Mary-Jane Riley

‘So,’ says my daughter, ‘how did you decide what to write for your second book?’ ‘Well,’ I say. ‘Er…um…’ ‘And why,’ she says, ‘did you write a sequel?’ ‘A sort of sequel,’ I say. She rolls her eyes. But it was a good question. And an easy one to… Read More

How Many of These Social Media Stereotypes Do You Know?

by Angela Clarke, the author of Follow Me All hail our internet overlords: social media: slayer of boredom, font of friendships, route of Repetitive Strain Injury. Can you get through the day without tweeting, checking Facebook, or Instagraming a sunset? No? Then you’re my kind of person. Join me in… Read More

Alex Lake on the idea that sparked AFTER ANNA

I’m a big fan of psychological thrillers, in particular when they have a domestic feel – the ‘this could happen to me’ element – and I wanted to write a novel in that vein. Something gripping, but which felt real. For a while I’d had a few different ideas,… Read More