1, Children in crime fiction can be a controversial subject; what made you choose this? The protection and care of children is the most basic focus of every society. When that is compromised, people find themselves tested in ways they never thought they would be. For me that is always a good place to begin… Continue reading Nicole Trope – an interview
An Interview with TBC founder, Tracy Fenton, as part of the TBC 20 books to read, one of these was a recommendation by Tracy. This was Rowan Coleman’s The Memory Book; Tracy made this recommendation whilst at the Birmingham meet on the 28th January 2017. Since becoming a member I was fascinated how the site… Continue reading An interview with TBC founder Tracy Fenton
The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes, his first compendium of short stories are bookended by a surprising element. That of advancement of women as an intellectual force. Given the time that this was written the two stories of A scandal in Bohemia and the Copper Beeches emphasise what was at that time an emerging idea. These… Continue reading Review – The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes
Q1. As a reviewer, do you prefer Stand alone or Series books, and can you tell me why you prefer one from the other if this is the case? I like both; I like series such as Peter Robinson’s Banks series and Ann Cleeves’ Vera. You get a series arc, whereas in a standalone story… Continue reading Interview – Sarah Ward
Jonathan Creek gets a 50’s overhaul in Elly Griffiths’ The Zig Zag Girl. The story of the two main characters was really well put together and was in stark contrast to the modern Ruth Galloway series, showing that a good writer can show many different personas. Given the nature of the storyline in this one… Continue reading Jonathan Creek gets a 50’s overhaul in Elly Griffiths’ The Zig Zag Girl.