Great Stories from Great Crime Writers.

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Mark Billingham

Mark Billingham was born and brought up in Birmingham. Having worked for some years as an actor and more recently as a TV writer and stand-up comedian his first crime novel was published in 2001. Mark lives in North London with his wife and two children.

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Review Their Little Secret, Mark Billingham
Andrea Thompson
Sunday, June 16, 2019
Review The Killing Habit, Mark Billingham
Andrea Thompson
Tuesday, June 11, 2019
Review BOOK REVIEW - LOVE LIKE BLOOD, Mark Billingham
Andrea Thompson
Monday, July 31, 2017
Review Review - OXCRIMES, Ian Rankin
Karen Chisholm
Monday, September 22, 2014
Blog Currently Reading - OxCrimes, introduced by Ian Rankin
Karen Chisholm
Friday, August 8, 2014
Review RUSH OF BLOOD - Mark Billingham
Karen Chisholm
Friday, September 14, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - Rush of Blood, Mark Billingham
Karen Chisholm
Friday, September 7, 2012
Blog Added to MtTBR - From the Dead by Mark Billingham
Karen Chisholm
Monday, October 4, 2010
Review CRIMINAL TENDENCIES - (Edited by Lynne Patrick)
Karen Chisholm
Friday, August 20, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - Criminal Tendencies (forwarded by Mark Billingham)
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Review IN THE DARK - Mark Billingham
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, June 3, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - In The Dark, Mark Billingham
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, May 26, 2010
Review DEATH MESSAGE - Mark Billingham
Andrea Thompson
Tuesday, November 6, 2007

Stephen Booth

A former newspaper journalist, British author Stephen Booth is the creator of two young Derbyshire police detectives, Ben Cooper and Diane Fry, who have appeared in 17 crime novels, all set in and around England's Peak District. 

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Series: Ben Cooper and Diane Fry

Book Number:
11
2011
Book Number:
6
2005
Review THE DEVIL'S EDGE - Stephen Booth
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, February 22, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - The Devil's Edge, Stephen Booth
Karen Chisholm
Monday, February 6, 2012
Review CRIMINAL TENDENCIES - (Edited by Lynne Patrick)
Karen Chisholm
Friday, August 20, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - Criminal Tendencies (forwarded by Mark Billingham)
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Review THE DEAD PLACE - Stephen Booth
Karen Chisholm
Monday, March 31, 2008
Blog Currently Reading - The Dead Place, Stephen Booth
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, March 25, 2008

Simon Brett

Simon Brett is a prolific British writer of whodunnits. 

He is the son of a Chartered Surveyor and was educated at Dulwich College and Wadham College, Oxford, where he got a first class honours degree in English. 

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Review CRIMINAL TENDENCIES - (Edited by Lynne Patrick)
Karen Chisholm
Friday, August 20, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - Criminal Tendencies (forwarded by Mark Billingham)
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, July 22, 2010

Maureen Carter

Former BBC Newsnight presenter Maureen has worked extensively in newspapers, radio and television. She still freelances in the business, when she's not busy novel writing. As a journalist she's worked closely with the police, covering countless crime stories, including several murders. She's also interviewed victims and seen villains sent down.

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Review CRIMINAL TENDENCIES - (Edited by Lynne Patrick)
Karen Chisholm
Friday, August 20, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - Criminal Tendencies (forwarded by Mark Billingham)
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, July 22, 2010

Ann Cleeves

Ann is the author of the books behind ITV's VERA, now in it's third series, and the BBC's SHETLAND, which will be aired in December 2012. Ann's DI Vera Stanhope series of books is set in Northumberland and features the well loved detective along with her partner Joe Ashworth. Ann's Shetland series bring us DI Jimmy Perez, investigating in the mysterious, dark, and beautiful Shetland Islands...

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Review Review - OXCRIMES, Ian Rankin
Karen Chisholm
Monday, September 22, 2014
Blog Currently Reading - OxCrimes, introduced by Ian Rankin
Karen Chisholm
Friday, August 8, 2014
Review CRIMINAL TENDENCIES - (Edited by Lynne Patrick)
Karen Chisholm
Friday, August 20, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - Criminal Tendencies (forwarded by Mark Billingham)
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, July 22, 2010

Natasha Cooper

Natasha Cooper was Chairman of the Crime Writers' Association in 2000/2001. She reviews books in THE TIMES, THE TIMES LITERARY SUPPLEMENT and the NEW LAW JOURNAL. She is the author of, among others, FAULT LINES and PREY TO ALL.

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Series: Trish Maguire

Book Number:
7
2007
Review CRIMINAL TENDENCIES - (Edited by Lynne Patrick)
Karen Chisholm
Friday, August 20, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - Criminal Tendencies (forwarded by Mark Billingham)
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Review A GREATER EVIL - Natasha Cooper
Karen Chisholm
Friday, May 16, 2008
Blog Currently Reading - A Greater Evil, Natasha Cooper
Karen Chisholm
Monday, May 12, 2008
Review GAGGED & BOUND - Natasha Cooper
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, October 4, 2007

Martin Edwards

He is consultant to the British Library’s Crime Classics series, and has written sixteen contemporary whodunits, including The Coffin Trail, which was shortlisted for the Theakston’s Prize for best crime novel of the year. 

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Review CRIMINAL TENDENCIES - (Edited by Lynne Patrick)
Karen Chisholm
Friday, August 20, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - Criminal Tendencies (forwarded by Mark Billingham)
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, July 22, 2010

Peter Guttridge

Peter Guttridge is the Royal Literary Fund writing fellow at Southampton University and teaches creative writing. Between 1998 and 2002, he was the director of the Brighton Literature Festival. Since 1998, he has been the mystery reviewer for The Observer, one of Britain's most prestigious Sunday newspapers. He lives in Sussex on the edge of the South Downs National Park.

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Review CRIMINAL TENDENCIES - (Edited by Lynne Patrick)
Karen Chisholm
Friday, August 20, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - Criminal Tendencies (forwarded by Mark Billingham)
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sophie Hannah

Sophie Hannah is an internationally bestselling writer of psychological crime fiction, published in 27 countries. In 2013, her latest novel, The Carrier, won the Crime Thriller of the Year Award at the Specsavers National Book Awards. 

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Review Book Review - Did You see Melody?, Sophie Hannah
Andrea Thompson
Saturday, November 25, 2017
Review CRIMINAL TENDENCIES - (Edited by Lynne Patrick)
Karen Chisholm
Friday, August 20, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - Criminal Tendencies (forwarded by Mark Billingham)
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, July 22, 2010

Reginald Hill

Reginald Charles Hill was a contemporary English crime writer, and the winner in 1995 of the Crime Writers' Association Cartier Diamond Dagger for Lifetime Achievement.

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Series:

Series: Dalziel & Pascoe

Book Number:
23
2008
Book Number:
22
2007

Series: Joe Sixsmith

Book Number:
5
2008
Review CRIMINAL TENDENCIES - (Edited by Lynne Patrick)
Karen Chisholm
Friday, August 20, 2010
Blog Added to Mt TBR - The Woodcutter by Reginald Hill
Karen Chisholm
Monday, July 26, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - Criminal Tendencies (forwarded by Mark Billingham)
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Review THE ROAR OF THE BUTTERFLIES - Reginald Hill
Karen Chisholm
Friday, June 27, 2008
Blog Currently Reading - The Roar of the Butterflies, Reginald Hill
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, June 25, 2008
Review A Cure For All Diseases - Reginald Hill
Sunnie Gill
Tuesday, June 17, 2008
Blog Favourites of 2007
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, January 8, 2008
Review DEATH OF DALZIEL - Reginald Hill
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, October 9, 2007

Peter James

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Review Absolute Proof, Peter James
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, October 10, 2018
Review Review - OXCRIMES, Ian Rankin
Karen Chisholm
Monday, September 22, 2014
Blog Currently Reading - OxCrimes, introduced by Ian Rankin
Karen Chisholm
Friday, August 8, 2014
Review CRIMINAL TENDENCIES - (Edited by Lynne Patrick)
Karen Chisholm
Friday, August 20, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - Criminal Tendencies (forwarded by Mark Billingham)
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, July 22, 2010

Peter Lovesey

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Review THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST BRITISH CRIME - ed by Maxim Jakubowski
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime, ed by Maxim Jakubowski
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Review CRIMINAL TENDENCIES - (Edited by Lynne Patrick)
Karen Chisholm
Friday, August 20, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - Criminal Tendencies (forwarded by Mark Billingham)
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, July 22, 2010

Adrian Magson

Adrian Magson is a British crime-writer, his books often involve conspiracies, and have two repeating main characters - Riley Gavin, a young female investigative reporter, and Frank Palmer, a former RMP (British Royal Military Policeman) now a private investigator.

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Review CRIMINAL TENDENCIES - (Edited by Lynne Patrick)
Karen Chisholm
Friday, August 20, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - Criminal Tendencies (forwarded by Mark Billingham)
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, July 22, 2010

Val McDermid

Val McDermid is a No. 1 bestseller whose novels have been translated into more than thirty languages, and have sold over eleven million copies. 

She has won many awards internationally, including the CWA Gold Dagger for best crime novel of the year and the LA Times Book of the Year Award. She was inducted into the ITV3 Crime Thriller Awards Hall of Fame in 2009 and was the recipient of the CWA Cartier Diamond Dagger for 2010. In 2011 she received the Lambda Literary Foundation Pioneer Award. 

She writes full time and divides her time between Cheshire and Edinburgh.

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Series: Carol Jordan and Tony Hill

Book Number:
11
2019
Book Number:
6
2009
Book Number:
5
2008

Series: Maggie Staniforth

Book Number:
1
2012
Review Review - OXCRIMES, Ian Rankin
Karen Chisholm
Monday, September 22, 2014
Blog Currently Reading - OxCrimes, introduced by Ian Rankin
Karen Chisholm
Friday, August 8, 2014
Review CHRISTMAS IS MURDER - Val McDermid
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, January 16, 2013
Blog CR - Christmas is Murder, Val McDermid
Karen Chisholm
Sunday, January 6, 2013
Review THE VANISHING POINT - Val McDermid
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, September 13, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - The Vanishing Point, Val McDermid
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Review TRICK OF THE DARK - Val McDermid
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, October 12, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - Trick of the Dark, Val McDermid
Karen Chisholm
Monday, September 27, 2010
Review FEVER OF THE BONE - Val McDermid
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, September 15, 2010
Review BENEATH THE BLEEDING - Val McDermid
Karen Chisholm
Friday, August 27, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - Fever of the Bone, Val McDermid
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, August 25, 2010
Review CRIMINAL TENDENCIES - (Edited by Lynne Patrick)
Karen Chisholm
Friday, August 20, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - Beneath the Bleeding, Val McDermid
Karen Chisholm
Tuesday, August 17, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - Criminal Tendencies (forwarded by Mark Billingham)
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Review FEVER OF THE BONE - Val McDermid
Karen Chisholm
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Review A Darker Domain - Val McDermid
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Blog Currently Reading - A Darker Domain, Val McDermid
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, January 14, 2009
Blog Val McDermid's A PLACE OF EXECUTION made into 3 part tv series
Sunnie Gill
Wednesday, September 24, 2008
Review THE GRAVE TATTOO - Val McDermid
Karen Chisholm
Monday, October 1, 2007

Barbara Nadel

Barbara Nadel is an English crime-writer. Many of her books are set in Turkey. Born in the East End of London, Barbara Nadel trained as an actress before becoming a writer. Now writing full-time, she has previously worked as a public relations officer for the National Schizophrenia Fellowship's Good Companion Service and as a mental health advocate for the mentally disordered in a psychiatric hospital. She has also worked with sexually abused teenagers and taught psychology in schools and colleges, and is currently the patron of a charity that cares for those in emotional and mental distress. She has been a regular visitor to Turkey for more than twenty-five years.

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Series:

Series: Cetin Ikmen

Book Number:
13
2011
Review A NOBLE KILLING - Barbara Nadel
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, February 16, 2012
Blog Currently Reading - A Noble Killing, Barbara Nadel
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, February 8, 2012
Review CRIMINAL TENDENCIES - (Edited by Lynne Patrick)
Karen Chisholm
Friday, August 20, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - Criminal Tendencies (forwarded by Mark Billingham)
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, July 22, 2010

Chris Nickson

I'm a novelist and music journalist, the author of many books set between the 1730s and 1950s in Leeds, as well as others in medieval Chesterfield and 1980s Seattle.

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Review CRIMINAL TENDENCIES - (Edited by Lynne Patrick)
Karen Chisholm
Friday, August 20, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - Criminal Tendencies (forwarded by Mark Billingham)
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sheila Quigley

Sheila Quigley started work at 15 as a presser in Hepworths, a tailoring factory. She married at 18 and had three daughters: Dawn, Janine and Diane and a younger son, Michael. Recently divorced, she now has eight grandchildren, five boys and three girls, and every Saturday and Sunday can be found at a football match for the under tens and under fifteens. Sheila has lived on the Homelands Estate (at present with her son and two dogs) at Houghton-le-Spring near Sunderland for 30 years.

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Books:

Series:

Series: Lorraine Hunt

Book Number:
2
2006
Blog Currently Reading - Bad Moon Rising, Sheila Quigley
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, January 27, 2011
Review CRIMINAL TENDENCIES - (Edited by Lynne Patrick)
Karen Chisholm
Friday, August 20, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - Criminal Tendencies (forwarded by Mark Billingham)
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, July 22, 2010

Sarah Rayne

After a convent education, which included writing plays for the Lower Third to perform, Sarah Rayne embarked on a variety of jobs, but - probably inevitably - returned again and again to writing. Her first novel appeared in 1982, and since then her books have also been published in America, Holland and Germany.

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Review CRIMINAL TENDENCIES - (Edited by Lynne Patrick)
Karen Chisholm
Friday, August 20, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - Criminal Tendencies (forwarded by Mark Billingham)
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Review THE DEATH CHAMBER - Sarah Rayne
Karen Chisholm
Monday, June 2, 2008
Blog Currently Reading - The Death Chamber, Sarah Rayne
Karen Chisholm
Sunday, June 1, 2008
Review SPIDER LIGHT - Sarah Rayne
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, October 4, 2007
Blog Tower of Silence by Sarah Rayne
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, September 20, 2007

Zoë Sharp

Zoë Sharp spent most of her formative years living aboard a catamaran on the northwest coast of England. She opted out of mainstream education at the age of twelve and wrote her first novel at fifteen. She became a freelance photojournalist in 1988 and started writing her Charlie Fox crime thriller series after receiving death-threats in the course of her work.

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Review CRIMINAL TENDENCIES - (Edited by Lynne Patrick)
Karen Chisholm
Friday, August 20, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - Criminal Tendencies (forwarded by Mark Billingham)
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, July 22, 2010

Roz Southey

Roz Southey is a novelist and musicologist living in the north-east of England. She is the author of the Charles Patterson mysteries, a series of detective novels set in Newcastle upon Tyne and published by Creme de la Crime (now an imprint of Severn House); the fifth novel in the series will be published in March 2011. Her short stories have won a number of competitions; one was published in The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime (ed. Maxim Jakubowski, 2009) and another will appear in the 2011 version of the same collection. She has also published non-fiction books and articles, including local and family history, and academic papers.

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Review CRIMINAL TENDENCIES - (Edited by Lynne Patrick)
Karen Chisholm
Friday, August 20, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - Criminal Tendencies (forwarded by Mark Billingham)
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, July 22, 2010

Andrew Taylor

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Country of Origin
Review THE MAMMOTH BOOK OF BEST BRITISH CRIME - ed by Maxim Jakubowski
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, September 1, 2011
Blog Currently Reading - The Mammoth Book of Best British Crime, ed by Maxim Jakubowski
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, June 16, 2011
Review CRIMINAL TENDENCIES - (Edited by Lynne Patrick)
Karen Chisholm
Friday, August 20, 2010
Blog Currently Reading - Criminal Tendencies (forwarded by Mark Billingham)
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, July 22, 2010
Review BLEEDING HEART SQUARE - Andrew Taylor
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, June 11, 2009
Blog Currently Reading - Bleeding Heart Square, Andrew Taylor
Karen Chisholm
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Review A STAIN ON THE SILENCE - Andrew Taylor
Karen Chisholm
Wednesday, October 10, 2007
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