An Open letter to the Aliens by Barbara Nadel

 Dear High Commander of the Greys, Monarch of the Little Green Men, the Great Hydrangea in the Sky or whatever you’re called, Earth here. You know that green and...

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Iceland Noir; round two by Quentin Bates

Part of any upwardly mobile crimewriter’s life these days is attending events. The chance of talking to half a dozen people who might one day buy a book or...

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Francis Hancock and World War 1 by Barbara Nadel

It’s important that I write this piece today as it is exactly 100 years ago that Britain entered the First World War. It was a momentous and fatal step...

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Saki by Quentin Bates

All the talk of the First World War brings to mind its writers, not least Hector Hugh Munro, better known as Saki, who was killed by a sniper on...

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