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Jul.08.2011
Tide of Death, the first in the DI Andy Horton series of crime novels set in the Solent area of England and In Cold Daylight a thriller, have now been published in China. Tide of Death was first published in 2006 and hailed by Amazon in the UK as the Best of British Crime Fiction in that year. ...
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Jul.05.2011
I shall be on BBC Radio Solent on Wednesday 13 July talking to Julian Clegg, giving him and his listeners an update on my marine mystery crime and thriller novels. It will be an early session as usual, at about 6.45 a.m. It's always great to talk to Julian and to be on the radio and I really...
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Jun.28.2011
The news that Amazon Publishing has bought almost 50 titles written by the late crime author Ed McBain has sent ripples of alarm through the publishing world as the retailer encroaches ever deeper into publishing, but it has no doubt delighted McBain fans.  I also read the news with a personal...
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Jun.16.2011
On 20 June I'll be appearing on the Alex Dyke Show on BBC Radio Solent on his Big Hour slot between 12.00 and 13.00.  I'll be chatting to Alex about my DI Andy Horton marine mystery crime novels and my thrillers set in the Solent area and Portsmouth.  You can listen live via the BBC Radio Solent...
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Jun.13.2011
 National Crime Writing Week kicks off today in the UK and runs until June 19, 2011. This  doesn't mean that everyone should start writing crime fiction and neither does it mean that us crime writers will be furiously scribbling away during the week to meet some magical target, or because it's the...
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Jun.09.2011
The Crime Writers' Association (CWA), of which I am very proud to be a member, is celebrating crime writing with National Crime Writing Week between June 13 and 19, 2011.  There are lots of events going on around the UK with author talks, appearances, readings, book signings and workshops. I am...
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Jun.05.2011
Time frames in novels, and particularly when writing a series, are a tricky thing.  There is 'real time' and then there is 'fictional time'.  In 'real time’ I write one DI Horton a year whereas in ‘fictional time’ the novels are currently set over a period of a year. Tide of Death, which...
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May.26.2011
On Monday 20 June I will be presenting prizes to the winners of the Crime & Intrigue Short Story Competition on the Isle of Wight, organised by the Wight Fair Writers' Circle. I'll also be signing copies of my DI Andy Horton crime novels and my thrillers, alongside crime writing team Bob and...
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May.23.2011
I'm back from having a great time at Crimefest 2011 where I was delighted to meet fans of my DI Horton crime novels and my thrillers from the USA, Australia and the UK.  It was also a pleasure to meet up with my fellow crime writers and my publisher.  After arriving in Bristol at 7.15 am after...
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May.16.2011
Ideas for my crime novels, as I've said before, can come from anywhere: from an overheard conversation, from a story someone tells me, from a specific location, or from witnessing something such as the coastguard rescue.  Sometimes ideas come from a newspaper article and this news item popped up...