How Do You Find Your Story?
Where do you get your ideas?
I didn’t set out to write How You See Me as an epistolary novel, it was rather that the story demanded it.
The city of Edinburgh has a long history as a setting for novels, many of them with crime and/or supernatural themes so it seemed entirely natural that my hero detective James Murray would come fro
Anthony Graves told me that one of the worst things about living on Texas Death Row was that he didn’t want to breathe.
Our relationship with our fathers creates a template for the relationships that come later, for good or ill.
Chicago is the setting for many famed novels: Upton Sinclair’s The Jungle and Richard Wright’s Native Son to name a few.
I confess it. I'm a sucker for property and renovation programmes – the more bonkers and aspirational the better.
The Dead House is a very creepy novel, full of twists and turns that will keep you guessing beyond the last page.This is the literary equivalent of a "found footage" movie as the story is revealed through diaries, newspaper articles, police reports and transcripts of videos.
Ian has managed to drag himself out of the mire of his unhappy childhood to become a successful author with a career, fame and money. When he meets Megan he also gains a fiancée and an even more promising future.
“My name is Freedom and I killed my daughter.” Freedom Oliver is a loud mouthed alcoholic who is in the witness protection programme for killing her police officer husband, 18years previously.
The debut novel from creative writing lecturer Maggie Mitchell is a model example of how to write a darn good literary thriller, packed with complex character perspectives, narrative twists and turns, intriguing human insights and a hefty spoonful of dramatic tension.
Set in the town of Helensburgh just before the Scottish referendum, the story begins with the murder of an apparently willing victim by two men who really have no stomach for the job.
A perfect novel if you are curious to take a trip to the criminal underworld, the second in a proposed trilogy from Swedish author Alexander Soderberg.
The Hand That Feeds You is based on an unusual premise compared to other crime novels; the idea that murder could be done by pet dogs is a novel concept, which adds a layer of unease, especially for dog-owning readers.
June arrives at school one morning expecting the usual but instead hears the worst. Her once-best-friend Delia is dead and everyone is saying it's suicide.
Ciaran Devine was only 12-years-old when he was convicted of murdering his stepfather. Released back into the community after serving his minimum six years, he is unsure of his future.
"Get rich. Get laid. Get even" shouts the tag-line on the cover of Michelle Miller’s The Underwriting, summing up neatly the desires in play in her novel.