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True Crime

On reading: A History of British Serial Killing by David Wilson

Title: A History of British Serial Killing Author: David Wilson From the back: In this fascinating and informative new book, Professor David Wilson tells the stories of Britain’s serial killers from Jack the Ripper to the extraordinary Suffolk Murders case. David Wilson has worked as a Prison Governor and as a profiler, and has been described as the UK’s leading…

On reading: The Death House by Sarah Pinborough

Title: The Death House Author: Sarah Pinborough From the back: Toby’s life was perfectly normal . . . until it was unravelled by something as simple as a blood test. Taken from his family, Toby now lives in the Death House; an out-of-time existence far from the modern world, where he, and the others who live there, are studied by…

Case

Do you write with plots or pants?

Here’s the question – are you a plotter or a pantser? Do you work out the ins-and-the-outs of what’s going to be happening in that story you’re about to tell, or do you sit down and let your pants take you where they will? Are you an organised planner, or do you set a fire under yourself and write by…

Metropolitan Dreams

Chatting with Mark A King – author of Metropolitan Dreams

Today I am all sorts of pleased to welcome Mark A King to the Dust Lounge. The author of brilliant debut novel Metropolitan Dreams, and general all around top dude, we chatted about all things bookish, inspiration and cheese. So without further ado, let’s get down to the good stuff. *Bing-bong, doors closing, going up* Give us your elevator pitch…

Never Let Me Go

5 dystopian fictions to brighten up your day

Trump in charge of America. Brexit. Boris Johnson looking after the UK’s foreign affairs. A ‘loose woman’ won Celebrity Big Brother. You’d be forgiven for thinking we don’t need any dystopian fictions to liven up our day to day wanderings – after watching the news perhaps we’re all bleaked out. But perhaps that’s exactly why we do need them. Fiction…