Category Archives: Crime

Natural Causes and The Book of Souls – Book Review

                              If you’re a Scottish crime writer then it’s a given that newspapers will refer to you as ‘the next Ian Rankin’ or the ‘natural successor’ … Continue reading

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End of the Road – a crime short

End of the Road is a crime story I had in mind for some years before I got round to writing it. Last year I entered the piece in the first GKBC international crime short story competition and was delighted … Continue reading

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Run to a Fire, walk to a fight – part 2

Hodges stood rigid. ‘You’re throttling me…..I can’t….breathe.’ Hodges’ sweaty fingers slid along his baton. His throat pulsed. Hodges imagined rescuing a terrified housewife, catching a murderer red-handed.  No one would ever question his figures again. The front door had a … Continue reading

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Run to a Fire, Walk to a Fight, part 1

He found a quiet spot and sparked up beneath a bank of weeping willows. There was no trace of a breeze, no rustle among the leaves to expose the glowing tip of his cigarette. Hodges took off his helmet and … Continue reading

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Bestseller Lee Child’s tips for writers

Why the West Midlands doesn’t shout about Lee Child I’ve no idea. Lee is an international bestselling writer with his series of Jack Reacher novels  and his star can only climb higher now Tom Cruise is on board – albeit … Continue reading

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In the Box Seat – a crime story – part two

Crime short story – In the Box Seat Lang looped his coat around his shoulders and wriggled down into the seat. He didn’t hear a peep from Fisk. They took turns to sleep or stare at the moonlight reflecting on … Continue reading

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In the Box Seat – a crime story – part one….

Crime story – In the Box Seat When they said ‘cash on delivery’ Lang stood, arms clasped behind his back, waiting them out. Darcy sighed and tapped his pen against his teeth. Lang’s toenails bit into his soles. Lang hated … Continue reading

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