KILLER WOMEN NEEDS YOU

A visit to the hairdressers on January 4th proves I’m nothing if not a cliché. ‘What are we doing?’ Phil the hairdresser asks me. ‘Something new,’ I tell him. ‘I’m bored of looking like this.’ Phil strokes his beard and studies me for signs of post Christmas delirium,...

Dangerous Territory by Kate Rhodes

A sense of place matters in any novel, but location can assume the importance of a character in the best crime writing. Landscape in some thrillers captures my imagination as vividly as the crimes themselves, but Nordic Noir excels in using setting to shape and colour...

WRITING THE PAST By Alison Joseph

The distinction between past and present is a rather blurry thing. My Sister Agnes novels are set firmly in the present.  She is a contemporary, detective nun, working in a hostel for the homeless in South London. But when I started writing the series in the 1990s, no...

On The Level: interview with Gaby Chiappe and Alex Perrin

Gaby Chiappe and Alex Perrin co-wrote the new ITV crime drama, The Level. Sarah Hilary caught up with the pair ahead of Gaby’s appearance at the Killer Women Festival.   We tend to think of writing as a solitary craft, but I suspect collaborative writing is very...

Killer Women Q&A with MJ McGrath and Kimberley Chambers

With only two weeks to go to the Killer Women Crime Writing Festival and a week after the publication of Killer Women’s first short story anthology, Killer Women cofounder and Essex girl Mel McGrath talks to No 1 Sunday Times Bestseller and fellow Essex girl Kimberley...

Psychological Thrillers in Song By Killer Woman Erin Kelly

Ten perfect pop songs with plots, shocking twists and body counts It is a truth universally acknowledged (by me, because I write them) that the psychological thriller is the greatest sub-genre of crime fiction, itself the supreme genre of all time. Psychological...

Beach Noir: Killer Reads for Summer by Laura Wilson

Traditionally, summer is when readers are supposed to reach for undemanding page-turners to take on holiday, but – as sales figures bear out – many people prefer meatier, more challenging fare. I have tried to suggest books to suit as wide a range of tastes as...

Killer Women on Tour – Paula Hawkins

I’ve recently returned to London from a tour of Australia (and New Zealand, if you can call 24 blearily jet-lagged hours in Auckland a ‘tour’): I visited four cities, took eight flights, participated in seven different events, appeared on three television shows and...

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