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Alex Barclay on big crime in a small place

Colorado is where people go to disappear. It was a throwaway remark from a detective friend, but as soon as I heard it, I knew I wanted to hide a killer there. I planned to give Colorado a special guest appearance in a New York-based novel. Instead, I created a whole new series, with a new heroine, FBI Special Agent Ren Bryce, working for a violent crime squad based in Denver. Colorado deserved a starring role. What I needed next was a small-town crime scene. And it was then that I discovered what came to be one of my favourite places in the world: Breckenridge, a small and beautiful resort town ninety miles west of Denver. I love a big crime in a small place, and with Blood Runs Cold, the first Ren Bryce novel, the body of an FBI agent is found close to Breckenridge on a snow-covered mountain called Quandary Peak. Read More

Book of the Month: Time of Death

When the clock strikes twelve, it’s time to die… One by one, random victims are stalked and shot at close range. Only the killer knows their sins, and who will be the next to die at midnight… Since her fall from Hollywood, actress Lorie Hammonds has returned to her hometown… Read More