Politics as performance art by Quentin Bates

A week ago more than twenty thousand people came together in Reykjavík’s Austurvöllur square and did their best to tell the government what they thought of it. Unsurprisingly, the...

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Sexy Beasts by Barbara Nadel

As far as I know, and correct me if I’m wrong (I’m sure you will), but I don’t think that crime fiction is over-endowed with drop-dead sexy men. There...

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Breaking out the kitchen hardware by Quentin Bates

It feels like the pots and pans are about to be brought out of the cupboard again. By the time you read this, they may already be being battered...

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Victims of Crime by Barbara Nadel

Well, not so much victims, as recipients. I don’t see myself as a victim of anything. But last weekend, while my husband and I slept, we were burgled. They...

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Villains by Quentin Bates

I like a good villain. Every hero needs an adversary, and I find the bad guys (and gals) are often the more interesting characters to delve into, as well...

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Mad, Bad or Something in-Between by Barbara Nadel

My latest book ‘On the Bone’ has, I fear, fallen foul of the greatest taboo of all. And no I don’t mean its dalliance with cannibalism. According to some...

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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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