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The Most Famous Burglars & Thieves of all Time

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It’s with thanks to our friends as Fast Locksmiths in Vancouver (I know, you come across all sorts of interesting people in the course of research!) that I’ve got this rather groovy info graphic…just scrollll down…  

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Irish Noir At Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival

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Taking place over four-days each July, the Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival presents an accessible, challenging and entertaining long-weekend of live literature events, engaging 13,000 people each year in lively thought-provoking debates about the written word, the changing roles of writers and readers, and…

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Jane Casey Scoops Mary Higgins Clark Award at the Edgars

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Fabulous news for Irish author Jane Casey who landed the coveted Mary Higgins Clark Award at the Edgars earlier this month. Each spring, the Mystery Writers of America present theEdgar® Awards, named after Edgar Allan Poe and widely acknowledged to be the most prestigious awards in…

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CWA Dagger in the Library Longlist

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Eleven authors have today been longlisted for the CWA 2015 Dagger in the Library award, thanks to your votes. The longlist was compiled by readers on the Dead Good website, voting for their three favourite authors. They say, ” The response we received from you…

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10 Crime Books You Have to Read Before You Die

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International best sellers John Connolly  and Declan Hughes  first presented versions of this list at the Dalkey Book Festival back in June 2011, then at the world mystery convention, Bouchercon in San Francisco. It went on to develop into Books to Die For, an Edgar…

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Jane Casey: Creating a Series Character

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I was down at Waterford Writers Weekend last week and got to chat to wonderful crime writer Jane Casey about her Maeve Kerrigan character and how she created the series…this is part of the Six Minutes on Story series that my alter ego Vanessa Fox…

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Meg Rosoff on voice – THIS is what it’s about

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Bit more writerswebtv.com for you – Meg Rosoff is one of those authors I feel privileged to have met. The hairs stood up on the back of my neck as Shem read out this piece – and just look at Meg’s reaction…how many of you…

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Show Don’t Tell: Two Writers Explain

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Showing not telling is one of the most difficult techniques to master for all new writers (me particularly – it took me a while to work it out!). In 2013 I made a DVD with Dublin City of Literature The National Emerging Writer Programme –…

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