Review: PLAY DEAD, Angela Marsons

“Twists, turns and red herrings galore, along with a nail-biting showdown” THEY SAY The dead don’t tell secrets… unless you listen. The girl’s smashed-in face stared unseeing up to the blue sky, soil spilling out of her mouth. A hundred flies hovered above the bloodied mess. Westerley research facility is not for the faint-hearted. A…

Review: HUMMINGBIRDS: A LIFE-SIZE GUIDE TO EVERY SPECIES, Michael Fogden, Marianne Taylor, Sheri L. Williamson

“Honestly, since first opening this book, I have lost hours”  THEY SAY Hummingbirds have always held popular appeal, with their visual brilliance, extraordinary flight dexterity and jewel-like size and colour. Only recently has their serious scientific study started to gain the attention it demands. With the increasing interest in biodiversity, they are a subject growing…

BLOOD TYPE: B.A. Paris

“Not letting the pace flag is something I try to keep in mind when I’m writing.” CRIME AUTHORS SPILL THEIR GUTS ABOUT WRITING. Every Thursday topnotch authors of psychological thrillers and crime fiction share their writing secrets – and the secrets to their success – with you and me. This week: B.A. Paris Tell us about yourself… I was born…

Review: INTO THE DARKEST CORNER, Elizabeth Haynes

“EVERYONE who loves psychological thrillers should read Elizabeth Haynes” THEY SAY Catherine has been enjoying single life for long enough to know a good catch when she sees one. Gorgeous, charismatic and spontaneous, Lee seems almost too perfect to be true. But there is a dark side to him and his erratic, controlling and sometimes…

WEEKLY ROUND-UP: The greatest gift

“A week I will treasure for the rest of my life” Monday was my birthday so I knew it was going to be a good week. I just didn’t realise how good! First, the wonderful Louise Beech, author of How To Be Brave and The Mountain In My Shoe, revealed that she had read Flowers…

BLOOD TYPE: Harry Bingham

  “Do you know what? I hate writing tips. I think they’re so often a load of rubbish.” CRIME AUTHORS SPILL THEIR GUTS ABOUT WRITING. Every Thursday topnotch authors of psychological thrillers and crime fiction share their writing secrets – and the secrets to their success – with you and me. This week: HARRY BINGHAM  Tell us about yourself……

Review: THE SILENT TWIN, Caroline Mitchell

“The plot is as slippery as an eel” THEY SAY I’m alone in the dark, please can you find me … Nine-year-old twins Abigail and Olivia vow never to be parted. But when Abigail goes missing from Blackwater Farm, DC Jennifer Knight must find her before it’s too late. Twin sister Olivia has been mute…