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Ripley and Diesel

News Bash

Today I return to the Dust Lounge to move some dust around, and generally bash your eyes with NEWS, sweet NEWS. And this news doesn’t involve any voting, politics or fact-checking so y’all can relax. NEWS 1 – the Dust Lounge is now populated with AN EXTRA KITTEN. Diesel needed some company, so Ripley has joined us. She’s a proper…

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…