Tag Archives: Thriller

My Five Favourite Gothic Mysteries

As regular readers of this blog (and indeed my novels) will know, I absolutely love a good gothic brew of mystery, melodrama, thrills and horror. To date I have written five novels of this kind, including The Birds Began to … Continue reading

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Download The Birds Began to Sing FREE – for five days only!

I love a good, satisfying, emotionally resonant twist ending in a thriller, especially one that you immediately realise ought to have been obvious all along, yet somehow you didn’t see it coming. My mystery thriller The Birds Began to Sing … Continue reading

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Download The Thistlewood Curse FREE – for one day only!

Today only! Download The Thistlewood Curse absolutely FREE from Amazon Kindle.   The Thistlewood Curse is a riveting supernatural thriller featuring a young detective and her lifelong friend, a paranormal investigator who specialises in astral projection. With a page-turning central … Continue reading

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Film Review – Game Night

“From the guys who brought you Horrible Bosses” isn’t perhaps the most promising of movie endorsements, but surprisingly Game Night is moderate amount of fun. Superficial and fluffy yes, but with more than enough laughs, some of them pleasingly dark, … Continue reading

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Download The Birds Began to Sing FREE – for five days only

Love a gripping, page-turning psychological thriller? Download my novel The Birds Began to Sing absolutely FREE – for five days only! Here is the blurb from the back of the novel: When aspiring novelist Alice Darnell enters a competition to … Continue reading

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Film Review – Murder on the Orient Express

Hercule Poirot’s luxuriant moustache is depicted far more as described in the novel in Kenneth Branagh’s new take on the Agatha Christie classic. Here the sheer volume of exquisitely groomed whiskers are endlessly distracting to quite amusing effect, far more … Continue reading

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You can’t please everyone

This goes without saying really, but all authors need to learn they cannot please everyone all the time. Tolkien famously wrote in his foreword to The Lord of the Rings that certain elements of his novel were singled out for … Continue reading

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Life, Death and Iceland: An interview with Zena Shapter

Award-winning author Zena Shapter has just had her new novel – a gripping, speculative fiction techno-thriller entitled Towards White – released by IFGW Publishing. Here’s the blurb from the back cover: They know what’s going to happen to you… after … Continue reading

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Download The Thistlewood Curse FREE – for five days only!

Download The Thistlewood Curse absolutely FREE from Amazon Kindle – for five days only!   The Thistlewood Curse is a riveting supernatural thriller featuring a young detective and her lifelong friend, a paranormal investigator who specialises in astral projection. With … Continue reading

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Film Review – Atomic Blonde

Atomic Blonde is not the kind of film that stands up to anything resembling close scrutiny, but there are still some guilty pleasure thrills to be gleaned from this gloriously superficial, stylish, violent spy thriller. Set in 1989 Berlin just … Continue reading

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