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Crime Fiction

H.B. Lyle: Fiction to fact to fiction – finding nuggets in the archive

It’s perhaps the most dreaded question in the author Q&A: where do you get your ideas from? Setting aside Arthur Miller’s famous response (‘I wish I knew, I’d go there more often’) this is perhaps […]

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Author David Morrell on escaping to Victorian London

For the past seven years, I’ve been a time traveller, writing a Victorian mystery trilogy about 1850’s London.  The three novels (Murder As a Fine Art, Inspector of the Dead, and Ruler of the Night) […]

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Anna Mazzola and Jane Housham talk THE UNSEEING and THE APPRENTICE OF SPLIT CROW LANE

Anna Mazzola: So we’ve both ended up writing about awful crimes from the nineteenth century. What’s your excuse? Jane Housham: I was researching my dad’s side of the family, who come from the North East, […]

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Jeska Lyons reviews The Unseeing by Anna Mozzola

What struck me the most when reading this book was the incredible sense of time and place Mazzola creates, and how vividly she paints a picture of grim 1830s London. We meet Sarah Gale, the […]

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