Newcastle Noir by Barbara Nadel

Last year I did very little publicity work for my books. I was moving house and I had to have quite a serious operation. This year I promised myself...

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Festival season by Quentin Bates

It feels like festival season is coming around. It’s part of the job, as well as part of the fun. This year I have a small festival in Newcastle,...

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Django by Barbara Nadel

One of the things I enjoy most about being a writer is meeting people. I don’t think I’m blowing my own trumpet too much when I say that because...

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Library blues by Quentin Bates

I was a library kid. By the time I was twelve I had already read everything in the children’s section that I was going to and badgered my parents...

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Drinking from A Silver Urn by Christopher G. Moore

There are streets in Jaipur, an old Rajasthan city in North India, that seemed unchanged over long spans of time.  You can spot a tourist by the way they...

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Getting Out by Barbara Nadel

I got out yesterday. I don’t do it very often. Writing crime fiction is a solitary pursuit which can turn us into lonely weirdos addicted to hot drinks and...

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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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