Jan’s flash fiction story, Two Tattoos, was long listed for the October Furious Fiction competition.
The Stranger Diaries by Elly Griffiths, her 18th novel and a Times Crime Book of the Year, is a tightly wound and gripping crime story with many layers. Central to it is the use of a Victorian Gothic story and literary references which builds suspense upon suspense until the final, well-hidden, resolution.
Bingham’s How to Write a Novel gives advice to writers about planning, prose, characters, point of view, story, scenes and chapters and how to achieve perfection.
This week we’ve had a chat about the different ways we write and developing the author voice.
A story about a woman leading a double life and its consequences.
Online Launch of Those Who Know by Alis Hawkins.
Salt Lane is an exciting and thought-provoking read, the first in William Shaw’s new series of crime thrillers set on the Kent coastline in the shadow of Dungeness. It uncovers an underworld of illegal migrants and dangerous gang masters and asks questions about those who are on the edges of society, through choice or by the necessities of poverty and politics: illegal migrant workers and their appalling experiences as modern-day slaves.
A Gothic tale about the legendary Melmoth who stalks the earth bearing witness to the atrocities of humanity, this is a thought-provoking novel with themes of justice, guilt, redemption and betrayal.
An ordinary summer barbeque in an affluent urban Australian setting turns into something else in this story about three couples, their lives, and the events of that fateful day. The narrative swings from past to future and observes the concerns shared by all humans about family and life in general. An uplifting story in the end.