A Short History of Crime Fiction

A Short History of Crime Fiction

Are you searching for the history of crime fiction novels? You have come to the right place! This latest blog will explain everything you need to know about the history of crime fiction novels. Crime fiction, a genre that’s all about suspenseful narratives and...

Are the animals in my book red herrings?

When my detective novel, Accounting for Murder: Double Entry, is published, you will find animals appearing at various points in the story.  The following are not examples. ‘Was he thick-skinned or just thick?’ The Old Bill were in the dark. However, other...

Another step to happiness: count your blessings!

I have written about some of the research into happiness and advised against becoming a square peg in a round hole.  I now want to examine an old cliché: count your blessings. It is important to remember that a saying becomes a cliché through being overused.  That is...

A horse’s tale

  You may be aware that I have begun writing fiction, but what I am about to tell you really is true.  [I am in the company of John Cleese, Bernard Cornwell and the late Malcolm Muggeridge, to name only a few, in observing that some of the most bizarre stories in...