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At the end of February the next Crime and Publishment will be held. Over three days (26th – 28th February 2016) authors including Matt Hilton, Alexandra Sokoloff and Michael J. Malone plus the creator of this weekend, Graham Smith will be giving workshops over a wide variety of different scenarios regarding writing that crime novel that has been bursting out of you for years. I went along last year and it was an amazing few days where you mix with like-minded people who enjoy writing whether for the fun of it, or even with a view to be published. After only three years, five people have already been published with more in the process of seeing their book in print. At the end of the weekend you can pitch your novel to Sara Hunt of Saraband Publishing which is an excellent opportunity. I went last year and had a fantastic time. Unfortunately, I can’t make this year but have already signed up for 2017 as it was so instructive and fun and above all, inspiring. So click on the link to book your place at this bargain price. Wish you luck with the writing!

Crime and Publishment.

We have been huge fans of February’s Author of the Month Lisa Gardner for many years. I loved Crash and Burn from last year and thought that was Gardner firing on all cylinders. How wrong was I! Now Gardner turns up with Find Her which will blow your socks off. There was no other candidate for this month who could stand up to or next to Gardner’s book, so she had to be in the hot spot!

February Fresh Blood David Young was a student at the City University Crime Thriller MA and chose to set a story in East Berlin for one of the exercises. Little did he realise at the time that it would create a snowball effect and transform over time in to Stasi Child. Transporting us back not only to 1975, but East Berlin and during the time of the Berlin Wall and the institute of fear, The Stasi. This is a debut that will have you gripped. Young has produced a cracking novel which is very mature for a debut and one I really couldn’t leave alone until it was finished.

Reviews page in February include Ann Granger, Jason Starr, Tony Black, Matthew Pritchard plus loads of others and more to come in the next few weeks.

The Penguin microsite features Mark Douglas-Home whose second novel featuring his ‘sea detective’, Cal McGill. The Woman Who Walked into the Sea is out 14th January.

Penguin Microsite

Classic Crime will change during February and will be announced in the next few days.

Check out our top reads for 2015! .

To check out all our past reviews use the Review Archive. Search under author surname and author Christian name if you can’t recall the surname. And for good measure you can also search under the title of the book. Simply click on the box at the top of the page and then click on to the letter of the author/title you would like to find. As you will see, we have reviewed our fair share of books during Crimesquad.com's nine years. Have a wander round our archives and I hope you will find something you might have missed first time around!


To check out all our past reviews use the Review Archive. Search under author surname and author Christian name if you can’t recall the surname. And for good measure you can also search under the title of the book. Simply click on the box at the top of the page and then click on to the letter of the author/title you would like to find. As you will see, we have reviewed our fair share of books during Crimesquad.com's nine years. Have a wander round our archives and I hope you will find something you might have missed first time around!
 

If you have any comments or have a particular author you would like to see highlighted on this website please e-mail me at chrissimmons@crimesquad.com.

Chris Simmons
Online Editor.