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Immortal Madonna by Yvonne CroweImmortal Madonna by Yvonne Crowe

20th January 2015

Every other Tuesday we feature a publication from leading independent publisher Endeavour Press. The Immortal Madonna – Yvonne Crowe  Free Kindle Edition today (20.01.2015) What’s it all a...

Rules for Detective Stories – David Beckler

16th January 2015

Monsignor Ronald Knox came up with 10 rules of detective fiction as a preface to Best Detective Stories of 1928-29: 1) The criminal must be someone mentioned in the early part of the story, but must n...

Music while you work?

9th January 2015

I recently saw this quote from Paul Auster: “I’ve heard of people who write with music playing. This is unthinkable to me because the music that you’re listening to is the music of the language that y...

Front cover for Sherlock Holmes at the Raffles Hotel by John HallSherlock Holmes At The Raffles Hotel – John Hall

6th January 2015

Every other Tuesday we feature a publication from leading independent publisher Endeavour Press. Sherlock Holmes At The Raffles Hotel by John Hall – Free ebook today (06.01.2015) What’s it...

The 12 Suspects of Christmas: The Solution

2nd January 2015

Previously in this periodical, the author put before you a Yuletide conundrum and now begs your indulgence to present her elegant solution… It was the second day of the Year of Our Lord 1896, wh...

The 12 Suspects of Christmas – The Solution

2nd January 2015

Previously in this periodical, the author put before you a Yuletide conundrum and now begs your indulgence to present her elegant solution… It was the second day of the Year of Our Lord 1896, wh...

The Daily Grind: A.D. Garrett

31st December 2014

  Writer: A.D. Garrett Workspace:  My office overlooks a reservoir. Which sounds idyllic, but isn’t. The reservoir is covered and is just a flat-topped, grassy mound. More romantically, the mound...

Front cover of Murder Will Out Alison JosephMurder Will Out- Alison Joseph

23rd December 2014

Every other Tuesday we feature a publication from leading independent publisher Endeavour Press Ltd. Murder Will Out – Alison Joseph Free to download 23.12.2014 1923The Great War is over, but th...

Margery AllinghamCWA Margery Allingham Short Story Competition

15th December 2014

The CWA Margery Allingham Short Story competition was set up in 2013 to celebrate the short story and Margery Allingham’s contribution to crime writing. Supported by the Margery Allingham Society we a...

CWA Dagger in the Library announced

4th December 2014

The winner of the CWA’s Dagger in the Library award was n announced at an event at Waterstones Piccadilly. Unlike most other literary prizes, the Dagger in the Library honours an author’s body of work...

Marianne Wheelaghan – Move Away From The Keyboard!

21st November 2014

There’s no way round it, writing is about us writers applying the seats of our trousers, or skirts, to the seat of our computer chairs. However, sometimes moving away from the keyboard is as imp...

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