BBC Radio 4’s Book at Bedtime was a new way for me to read a Theakston’s author in Denise Mina. Although it has been running since 1949, the episodic format, for me, broke up The Long Drop into too many tiny slots. However, the abridgement still hung together well, despite five hours being cut from… Continue reading The perfect approach for a busy Easter
In Breen and Tozer’s second outing William Shaw explores what happens after the government decide to stop allowing GP’s to give out Heroin to registered addicts in late 1968. The consequences of this to those addicts and their families makes a really interesting and gory start to the book yet again it provides a… Continue reading A House of Knives – A Breen and Tozer book
As a writer there are many premises to write about, but when Broadchurch decided to examine rape, I must admit that I was a bit frustrated, because it meant that I couldn’t watch the programme in case it influenced my own work too much. However, now that I have started on a new project, when… Continue reading Writing Pressures relieved, I can finally see how Broadchurch ended
Thursday night was a bit different for me as a reviewer, because seeing a live play at the Theatre Royal in Nottingham is a different way of absorbing a classic like Jekyll and Hyde. However, without this form I don’t think I would ever have seen the story unfold, because due to my dyslexic issues… Continue reading A different way of seeing a classic
After reading Nicci French, crime writing couple, I had no idea I would come across another duo of writers so soon. A former lawyer Britta Böhler and her travel writing co-author Rodney Bolt joined together to write the Pieter Posthumus series, known as PP to his friends. Lonely Graves PP’s first outing tells the unique story… Continue reading Lonely Graves – a successful Audible offer
1, in Lies you focus heavily upon social media as a theme. I know as a reviewer myself that I use it a lot. How much do you use it yourself and does Lies reflect your opinion of the medium? I use social media a lot as an author. It’s a great way of connecting… Continue reading An interview with 29 Seconds author TM Logan
This Jason Matthews novel was well performed by the actors involved in the film adaptation. Given the number of action scenes in the film I feel that this book was well suited for adapting and reminded me a lot of Robert Ludlum’s Bourne Identity in its style. The events of this week highlight the fact… Continue reading Red Sparrow a pertinent film given the events this week.