Archive for the ‘Crime’ Category
24 Apr 2017
From Line of Duty to Jack Reacher, crime is the thing nowadays – but the challenge is to find a…
25 Nov 2015
Crime is the post popular genre in fiction and on screen today, but many writers fall into the crime fiction trap.…
18 Oct 2015
Rivers of London by Ben Aaronovitch My rating: 5 of 5 stars Just came across this lovely off-beat fantasy crime…
05 Dec 2014
The new Robert Downey Jnr, Robert Duvall movie The Judge brilliantly shows how to write a dark story of bitter relationships. Unfortunately,…
05 Nov 2014
Killers in mascara by Huw Collingbourne My rating: 3 of 5 stars I’m in the middle of this unusually entertaining…
04 Jul 2014
Were you made red with range over the ending of the often excellent mini-series Amber – or did you feel it was…
07 Dec 2011
When I started writing crime and police scripts and novels I received great feedback. They were well written, strongly structured, highly visual. But there was a problem. Once I solved that problem...
12 Jul 2010
What is it about research? I know that every minute spent on research is worth an hour doing anything else. Talking to people, in person, on the phone; reading books; checking out web sites; watching documentaries - it's all part of the job. And yet something stops me.
24 Mar 2010
Yesterday's Guardian headline: Policeman who hit G20 protester with baton mistook drink carton for weapon... You couldn't make it up. This is why I love satire but they do make it difficult for us. Check it out (I won't even stoop to mentioning the PC's name).