Desert Island Crime with Vanessa Savage

Posted on: April 11, 2019

  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: […]

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Robin Squire and Christopher Lee

Posted on: December 6, 2018

Copies of The Mystery of the Stolen Brides by Robin Squire have been selling well in hotels in Exmoor, where it’s set – mainly because they have this interest-piquing notice next to the books: Back in the 1970s Christopher Lee was to have played the character of Blakemoor when this novel began life as a mystery thriller screenplay […]

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  In November 2016 I published a new historical crime novel set in the aftermath of the First World War, a time of terrible grief for those lost in battle and a period of great social change. That book was called A High Mortality of Doves, a novel described by Ann Cleeves as ‘a powerful […]

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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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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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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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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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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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Val McDermid on The Skeleton Road

Posted on: September 11, 2014

Watch a video of Val McDermid, the Queen of the psychological thriller, telling us about her latest chilling novel, The Skeleton Road. Inspector Karen Pirie is faced with the unenviable task of identifying the bones. As Karen’s investigation gathers momentum, she is drawn deeper into a world of intrigue and betrayal, spanning the dark days […]

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My maternal grandfather, Harry Floyd, was a London policeman who, owing to a family rift, I didn’t get to know till I was an adult. By then he was long retired from active police work and was head usher at Kingston Assizes. We got on well, so I used to drive him around and we’d […]

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