When you are a book reviewer, todays article proves you can end up getting books from anywhere. Sticky Fingers was a big surprise as I found the reviewing opportunity in my junk box from J.T. Lawrence this morning, I often have to browse my junk folder to find opportunities like this but this was… Continue reading Sticky Fingers – A surprising review
On the 13th of October Netflix launched their new series Mindhunter. As an area of crime fiction the psychology of crime has always fascinated me. Mainly because, as well as there being interesting perpetrators, it often shows the investigators to be just as damaged too, look at Tony Hill, created by Val McDermid. Damaged characters… Continue reading Is psychological profiling back in vogue?
Today at my volunteering at Nottingham Justice Centre, with the witness service, I did a training course on Anti Social Behaviour, although I was fully aware of the concept it is always interesting to see it from a number of different prospectives and as writing distractions go it may well be where I get one… Continue reading Writing and new ideas
PD James has taken the story of Pride and Prejudice and has adapted it with a crime based twist. However, my library was unable to find an audio copy for me within their collection and so I ended up watching the BBC adaptation of the novel, first aired 4 years ago in 2013. The… Continue reading Library reading group reads Pride and Prejudice sequel
This 2 hour story was well constructed within the parameters of a short story. The time gaps were well explained and the Welsh accent of Jake Urry was well matched to the tale despite the fact that the main character was a woman. I hope you enjoy the conclusion as much as I did; it… Continue reading Bully Boy Blue by John Nicholl
1, I know from our emails that you took notes from the programme Detectives – Murder on the Streets – what have you discovered that you might use? What I take from programmes like these is the little things: the informal stuff you don’t find on police documents, forensics sites or other materials… Continue reading Chris Simms – an in-depth look
This TV show on BBC2 highlights the reality of being a detective in Manchester and as part of my review I have started reading Manchester author Chris Simms in order to see what a writer might learn from the documentary. Chris Simms’ book SAVAGE MOON, looks at the differences between rural and city policing… Continue reading Murder on the Streets – am omnibus edition, with insight from Manchester Author Chris Simms