Fiction

The Nordic countries are synonymous with crime fiction -- the bleak and murderous landscapes of Stieg Larsson and Henning Mankell. But the Nordic countries offer a wealth of literary riches in a broad range of genres. For me, some of the most exciting writing from the North is found outside of the detective's territory.
With the women's weeklies collectively publishing dozens of stories every week, they provide a ready market for any aspiring fiction writer to get in print and earn decent fees while writing about whatever subjects turn them on. Writing for the womags isn't an easy option, however. They have exacting standards.
In truth, they are everywhere, organising in all the corners of this world, with no other urge but to clip their cloth and colour their skin so they might mimic the superheroes they worship, as if they were real and living personages
Yewtree will go down as being coined the craze of the 10's. Just as hosting a referendum is the new fad to replace 2013's
"inquiry for this and an inquiry for that! Darling we've ran out of milk, we need to open an inquiry!"
It comes then with no great surprise that crime writer Peter Robinson should bestow his beloved detective Banks with such a folly deal of the historic sex crime.
The fastest selling crime novel of 2015 according to the Sunday Times was I Let You Go written by Clare Mackintosh. It was a huge success. In as little as a year later, Clare's 2nd book, I See You, will be speeding its way on to our book shelves faster than you can say.. Publisher Pressure!
When good horror and fantastic comedy collides, something really awesome happens. One minute you have them screaming at a
I'm never been exactly sure about how I feel when authors pen their novels around historical figures in fictional plots. Well, I say this having never actually read a book that has even ever done such a thing. Regardless of that fact and slightly odd introduction, I can't help but find it a little bit safe for the writer to choose a writer as their protagonist, fictional or not.
Five years ago I dumped the commute, sold out of my various business interests and became a full time freelance writer. It was in many respects the worst career decision I've ever made, but at the same time, also the best. It depends on which day you ask.
The premise for Harris' Midnight, Texas series sounds like the set-up for a corny joke: a witch, a vampire, a psychic and a couple of angels occupy the same small town and are hoping to stay under the radar. Now Harris throws ghosts and demons into the mix. What's next, gnomes and unicorns?
A trip to Croatia is about more than just the beaches and the clear blues skies. Here are my eight top tips for really getting to know the country, and make your holiday really memorable.