Food for Thought by Barbara Nadel

Now that no-one who is anyone smokes, bathes in gin (unless it’s from a micro distillery run by elves) or shoves bags of Columbian Marching Powder up their noses,...

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Worried? by Quentin Bates

Let’s count up some of the things we’re supposed to be worried about. The big one is terror. That’s on practically every news bulletin these days. There are bad...

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The Louis Theroux of Crime Fiction by Barbara Nadel

For those who don’t know his work, Louis Theroux is a British investigative journalist and film maker. Specialising in the ‘weird’ and unsettling, in the past he has covered...

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Through the front door by Quentin Bates

It happened at last. A couple of guys walked in to a bank in Iceland and did an old-fashioned stick up, just like in the black-and-white movies. Nobody was...

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Back on the soap box by Quentin Bates

Now, where was I? It’s almost exactly a year since my last regular offering appeared here. I’ve missed the regular opportunity to pontificate from the virtual soap box here...

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Reading List: Twelve Books to expand your worldview in 2016 by Christopher G. Moore

An author’s reading list contains eccentric choices. This one is no different. Taste and interests are bound to diverge when it comes to books. This is a list of...

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Resolution by Barbara Nadel

There is an old saying about if you ignore something it will eventually go away. This pearl of wisdom is often dispensed to children who are being bullied at...

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