Farewell by Christopher G. Moore

In mid-2009 I had the idea to start a blog with crime writers posting weekly essays about crime, politics, corruption, police, courts, crown prosecutors, publishing, and writing. We started...

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As one door closes by Jarad Henry

One of the rules when it comes to writing is similar to that of a struggling musician; never knock back a gig.  So when I was asked to join...

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On top of history by Quentin Bates

It’s the kind of place where history oozes from around the stones at your feet. Iceland is a a newish sort of country, both historically and geologically. It appeared...

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My Favourite Bookshop by Barbara Nadel

I had a real treat last night. It was Christmas party time at my favourite bookshop, Newham, there was a 20% discount on all books, the mini mince pies...

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Stick to the kittens by Quentin Bates

Big Brother is watching us, but maybe not in quite the sense that we had expected or as George Orwell wryly predicted in 1984. It’s not governments that are...

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Disobedient People by Barbara Nadel

Last week a friend and I went to the ‘Disobedient Objects’ Exhibition at the Victoria and Albert Museum in London. It was a display of objects used in the...

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