Crime Scene May Newsletter

Welcome to the May round-up of crime fiction goodies – download it here:

This month, we feature the incredible lockdown sensation that is our public libraries. We also review top pick of this month’s new releases, Small Mercies by Alex Walters.

You’ll find details of Newcastle Noir virtual events, Noir at the Bar in your home (with some sneaky previews), and some great podcasts you can tune into.… Read the rest

Crime Scene April Newsletter

Welcome to the April round up of crime fiction goodies – download it here:

So, life’s a little different now, isn’t it? However, the crime fiction community has adapted with murderous speed, and we have a range of virtual events to keep you connected and chilled (to the bone). This month’s spotlight is on virtual Noir at the Bar and its virtual sister Noir at the Bar Edinburgh, with details of how you can join in with each one.… Read the rest

Justice for Bhopal at last?

There’s news, finally, of a possible end to the injustices faced by the victims of the world’s worst industrial tragedy. But in the meantime, those who live with the horrors of what happened in Bhopal in 1984 have been hit with another crisis. Here’s the good news and the bad…

On the morning of 4 December 1984, municipal workers in Bhopal, India were clearing some 4,000 dead bodies and thousands of animal carcasses from the streets following the world’s worst industrial accident.Read the rest

Crime scene October newsletter

Welcome to October’s quick round-up of criminal goings on. This one is a particularly exciting one for me – and you’ll see why, when you check out who’s on this month’s front cover. Why, it’s none other than DI Donna Davenport…

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There’s lots going on this month, with plenty of book releases and no shortage of events around the country to keep you busy.… Read the rest

On location with Shadows

The island of St Nicholas in southern Turkey is the setting for part of the story in Shadows (book 2 in the DI Donna Davenport series).

The island has fascinated me since I first visited it a few years ago, and this week I’m back there to show you something of why I wanted to write about it in one of my books.… Read the rest

Crime scene September newsletter

Welcome to the September round-up of criminal activity – and if you thought August was busy, just wait until you see what’s coming up next!

On the cover this month, we feature Seonaid Francis of ThunderPoint Publishing Ltd, as we continue to share the love for small independent publishers.

We’ve got Bloody Scotland and Noir at the Bar Edinburgh to look forward to, as well as the Tidelines book festival, and I have exciting news of my own to add…

On Noir at the Bar Edinburgh, I’m delighted to be announcing the lineup for the evening, and you’re in for a treat.… Read the rest