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sean-beaudoin's picture
Jan.18.2011
 It's been a long time coming, but I am very proud to have this book now available. I hope you'll take a second to check it out amongst the deluge of other books on the market. Thanks.     “Beaudoin’s razor-sharp rhetorical wit plays smartly with the generic conventions of the hard-...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
Oct.13.2010
The crime novel tradition seems to have little connection to love. Maybe sometimes love in a perverse sense is the spur to the murder at the heart of most crime novels – the spurned husband killing his wife, for example. But usually the detective is a loveless loner, pining without much hope like...
david-corbett's picture
Jun.02.2010
Or so it seemed to me in my fifteen years as a private investigator. Yes, I'm talking real-life detectives here, and specifically three of the women I worked with. The most famous, and the materfamilias for the others, is Sandra Sutherland, who was my boss, along with her husband Jack...
morton-chalfy's picture
Jun.02.2010
Nero Wolfe is far and away my favorite detective.  I began reading Rex Stout’s novels as a teenager living in New York City and the sensibilities expressed in the mysteries were woven into my view of city life. The best parts of Nero Wolfe were not contained in his ample girth, lightning mind,...
carol-shenold's picture
Jun.02.2010
How do you pick a favorite detective? There are way too many. It's like picking a mystery genre, I like them all for different reasons. Just like I'm fond of various types of fruit. I can't pick just one. Oranges are juicy and smell like summer while bananas are comforting and apples bring images...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
May.13.2010
“Exotic” crime fiction has taken off in the last decade. People want to read about detectives in far-off places, even if they don’t want to wade through learned histories of those distant lands.Many of the biggest selling novels of the last decade have been “exotic crime.” You’ll find a detective...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
May.13.2010
“Exotic” crime fiction has taken off in the last decade. People want to read about detectives in far-off places, even if they don’t want to wade through learned histories of those distant lands.Many of the biggest selling novels of the last decade have been “exotic crime.” You’ll find a detective...
matt-beynon-rees's picture
Feb.27.2010
New Yorkers have "seen it all" -- that's their attitude to life. It's not surprising, given the madhouse that is the Big Apple. But I've now officially done something that'll shock them. In The New York Times Book Review's crime fiction roundup by Marilyn Stasio, my new novel THE FOURTH...
pauline-rowson's picture
Oct.12.2009
I received the large print edition of The Suffocating Sea, the third in the DI Andy Horton series of marine mystery crime novels last week, and it looks good.  This will now be on sale on line or to order through bookshops, and also available on loan through libraries.  In addition, The Suffocating...
pauline-rowson's picture
Oct.06.2009
I’m delighted to announce that I have just signed a contract with Severn House for the publication of the fifth DI Andy Horton Marine Mystery crime novel called, BLOOD ON THE SAND, which will be published on 26 February 2010 at the same time as the paperback version of DEAD MAN’S WHARF. For those...