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Interviews

Desert Island Crime with M.W. Craven

Welcome to Desert Island Crime, where each week we ask a bestselling author: If you were stranded on a desert island and had to choose 8 books to take with you, what would you pick and why?   This week, we asked award winning author M.W. Craven, whose latest thriller Black Summer is out now, to […]

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Friday 13th – NOT the scariest night of the year . . .

Along with February 14th, April 1st and December 25th, Friday the 13th is one of those dates so deeply ingrained in our collective unconscious that the mere mention of it conjures up an array of troubling images. You’ve heard of the movie; you know all the superstitions. This is the day you avoid walking under […]

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Desert Island Crime with Mark Griffin

Welcome to Desert Island Crime, where each week a bestselling crime writer reveals their top chilling titles. This week, we ask Mark Griffin, author of the thrilling Holly Wakefield series to reveal his top picks.   Over to you Mark:   Sparkling cyanide by Agatha Christie – At thirteen years old, this was my first foray […]

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Desert Island Crime with Craig Russell

Welcome to Desert Island Crime, where each week we ask a bestselling author: If you were stranded on a desert island and had to choose 8 books to take with you. What would you pick and why?   This week, we ask Craig Russell, author of the thrilling The Devil Aspect, to reveal his top picks. […]

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Q&A with Rebecca Griffiths

Q&A with Rebecca Griffiths author of A Place to Lie Tell us a bit about A Place to Lie. The book tells the story of two sisters, Caroline and Joanna, who, recovering from their mother’s attempted suicide spend the summer of 1990 at their great-aunt’s holiday cottage near the Forest of Dean.  What should have […]

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Q&A with Alex Marwood

Alex Marwood, author of The Poison Garden, talks exclusively to The Crime Vault about her new novel. 1) Tell us about The Poison Garden and what inspired you to write it. I think it’s been coming for a while, honestly. As an obdurate contrarian, I’ve been wondering about what makes people adhere to nonsensical rules since […]

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Desert Island Crime with Vanessa Savage

Welcome to Desert Island Crime, where each week a bestselling crime writer reveals their top chilling titles. This week, we ask Vanessa Savage, author of the thrilling Woman In The Dark, to reveal her top picks. Woman In The Dark is out in hardback and the paperback is available to pre-order now. Vanessa Savage: How […]

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Elizabeth Mundy and the inspiration behind In Strangers’ Houses

Elizabeth Mundy talks here about the inspiration behind her brilliant crime debut, In Strangers’ Houses, which is out now! There are some crimes you can’t sweep under the carpet Having a cleaner as a detective is unusual in crime fiction, but to me it seems natural. Inspiration struck the first time I visited the flat […]

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Kate Ellis and the inspiration behind The Mechanical Devil

Best known for her Wesley Peterson mysteries, Kate Ellis writes intelligent, intricately plotted detective stories that will have you hooked from cover to cover. Read on to found out more about the inspiration behind her new Wesley Peterson mystery, The Mechanical Devil. Some say that artificial intelligence will soon allow robots to think for themselves. […]

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Kate Ellis and the inspiration behind A High Mortality of Doves

Best known for her Wesley Peterson mysteries, Kate Ellis writes intelligent, intricately plotted detective stories that will have you hooked from cover to cover. Read on to found out about the inspiration behind her new historical thriller, A High Mortality of Doves. I’ve recently published my twenty first Wesley Peterson mystery, The Mermaid’s Scream, and […]

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Killer Christmas gifts as recommended by our authors. Part one

On the 3rd Day of Christmas, The Crime Vault brings to you . . .  a selection of our authors’ favourite crime novels. As the realisation dawns that we’ve only 15 shopping days left before Christmas, some of us (we know who we are) will be desperately thinking WHAT DO I BUY? for the dad […]

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Louise Penny’s How The Light Gets In Playlist

Music is a recurring theme in Louise Penny’s wonderful new Inspector Gamache novel, How The Light Gets In, which was a number one New York Times bestseller and shortlisted for the prestigious CWA Gold Dagger 2014. The title was inspired by the lyrics from Anthem by Leonard Cohen, so we talked to multi-award winning author Louise Penny to find out […]

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