Thomas continues with series of blogs inspired by this month’s publication of S.J. Parris’ debut Heresy.
Sometimes you read something that just makes you squirm and which you fervently hope never happened to anyone. So it was when early on in S.J. Parris’s Heresy when it is mentioned that one of the Inquisition’s torture techniques is to place a burning poker up the victim’s rectum. Actually, I must admit that this is something that I have heard of before. During a history lesson when my class were learning about the Mediaeval monarchs of England [it’s slightly strange how all that I remember of the years of history lessons that I sat through are a few tortures and odd deaths], the teacher informed us of the demise of Edward II.
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So if you missed December’s update here’s a quick round-up….
The Gumshoe Trail – a fleeting history of the American hardboiled crime novel from Raymond Chandler to Tony Hillerman. Read it here.
Thriller School – Calling all budding crime writers. Learn from the experts at the inaugrual Thriller Read and benefit from an exclusive Killer Reads discount. Click here for more information.
Avon Authors – The fanastic David Kessler and James Steel chat to Killer Reads. Click here for James Steel and here for David Kessler
2010 Sneak Peek – Take a look at what’s in store for 2010.
Desmond Bagley – Read about the father of action thrillers
In this month’s newsletter there was a special offer for all those on the Killer Reads mailing list to book their place on crime writing course Thriller School for a discounted rate.
We managed to catch up with founder Sarah Williams before she launches the inaugural event in January to see what she hopes to achieve with the course and why specialise in crime fiction…