Narrative Voices

Finding a fictional voice must be like learning to sing. If you discover the melody people listen but hit a few bum notes and the audience is…


The Long Goodbye

I worked in newspapers for many years and spent much of that time dealing with news  stories. This is by way of making the point that I did not spend…


Howard Linskey Nine Lives Interview

Do you remember the first book you read? I think it was ‘The Terrier’s Football Club’ by Karl Bruckner. It was published way back in 1961 but I…


The Ann Cleeves Lecture

When you are crime-writing royalty you should expect to plant a bottom on every available seat. No surprise, then, to find a full house greeting…


Danielle Ramsay Nine Lives Interview

Welcome to our latest Nine Lives Interview featuring crime author Danielle Ramsay answering nine questions about her and her writing life. Do you…


Beginnings

Let me introduce myself. I spent a good deal of my professional life writing newspaper stories and the rest showing other people how to do it. The…


K.A. Richardson Nine Lives Interview

Welcome to our very first Nine Lives Interview featuring crime author K.A. Richardson answering nine questions about her and her writing life. Do…