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Alex Gray – How I Met My Detective

‘The tall man in the raincoat’ – that was how I first saw DCI William Lorimer, the detective whom I gave such a hard case to solve in Never Somewhere Else. Truth is, I barely […]

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Bullet Points with Charles Finch

BULLET POINTS is a series of tips for aspiring crime writers direct from published Crime Vault authors. There will always be five of them and they will always be short and snappy, so if you find yourself staring in […]

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International Bestseller Alex Kava on ‘The Series that Almost Wasn’t’

FIREPROOF is the tenth novel in the Maggie O’Dell series, but I have to admit, my first response to this milestone is that I’m so glad I didn’t kill her off. Let me explain. I […]

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Kate Colquhoun on Researching Mr Briggs’ Hat

Historical research, however rigorous, is never really finished: there are always gaps, inconsistencies and even bits of ‘fact’ that appear to compete or even cancel each other out. The job is to keep on investigating […]

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A Christmas Message from Val McDermid

‘It’s Christmas, so treat yourself to a blast from my writing past. A Wife in a Million was the first short story I ever had published. I wrote it in response to a request from […]

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