Blog Tour: Interview with Alex Khan author of Bollywoods answer to Desperate Housewives, Bollywood Wives

I was lucky enough to read Bollywood Wives when the ebook came out and loved it. You can read my review here. The Crime Warp also hosted a Sneaky Peek of the novel (here) because I loved it so much. So, I'm chuffed to bits to have Alex here at The Crime Warp HQ today talking about all things writing, Zara, and more. Alex Khan has spent his life dreaming of writing and starring in Bollywood movies while traveling the world visiting some of the most glamorous and exciting locations. Moonlighting as a crime writer he finally got the courage to pen the novel he wanted to write all his life-Bollywood Wives. Taking you into the glamorous sexy thrilling environment of the world’s biggest movie stars and the secrets they hide. Alex also writes crime under the name ALEX CAAN.

Liz: Where did the inspiration for Bollywood Wives come from?

Alex: Bollywood Wives is basically a culmination of my desire to write a steamy bonkbuster with a very definite crime/thriller twist to it. As a teenager gro…

My Life of Crime: The very lovely and multi-talented Noelle Holten, author of Dead Inside and Social Media Manager at Bookouture publishers.

Welcome to Noelle Holten and her life of crime... 
Noelle Holten is an award-winning blogger at She is the PR & Social Media Manager for Bookouture, a leading digital publisher in the UK, and was a regular reviewer on the Two Crime Writers and a Microphone podcast. Noelle worked as a Senior Probation Officer for eighteen years, covering a variety of cases including those involving serious domestic abuse. She has three Hons BA's - Philosophy, Sociology (Crime & Deviance) and Community Justice - and a Masters in Criminology. Noelle's hobbies include reading, author-stalking and sharing the booklove via her blog.
Dead Inside is her debut novel with One More Chapter/Harper Collins UK and the start of a new series featuring DC Maggie Jamieson.

My Life of Crime: by Noelle Holten  Two books that influenced me. My first is going to be a bit of a cheat as it is a series rather than a book that influenced me. Mel Sherratt’s Estate series. I loved the authen…

Sneaky Peek: Owen Mullen's Deadly Harm

So, a few days ago we saw the cover reveal for Owen Mullen's new novel Deadly Harm on Sharon Bairden'sfantastic blog Chapter In My Life.

Now, it gives me great pleaure to offer a sneaky peek of themuch anticipated, Deadly Harm, the sequel to In Harm's Way, on The Crime Warp. 

Owen is a fantastic and very versatile writer with many books behind him and it was with great excitement  that I read this extract - jealous that I got a sneaky peek of the sneaky peek?  Well you should be because it promises a thrilling read. 

But first what's Deadly Harm about?  Here's the blurb:

It’s been five years since Mackenzie Darroch was abducted and held captive in a derelict house. She thought she'd found her way out of the darkness. She was wrong. When she witnesses a car crash and saves the driver’s life, it sets in motion a chain of events that will alter both their futures. The two women get involved in a high profile police case and draw the attention of a ruthless reporter. Gina …

Halfway by B.E.Jones, Book Review

Isolated rural places can be creepy, especially in bad weather for some reason. We used to live on the border to Wales and my husband and I still joke about a phrase we heard a lot: ‘You’re not from round ‘ere.’ You can interpret this quote is a number of ways – from friendly, ‘gosh, where are you from?’, to a more sinister –‘ you shouldn’t be here!’.
Well, I’d happily give this particular setting in an isolated spot in Western Wales a miss, because sinister is an understatement. It’s three days before Christmas and a local bus gets caught up in bad weather and leaves travellers (not that there’s that many) stranded. It’s not hard to see where this beginning can take a crime writer, but I don’t think you could ever imagine the twists and depths of nastiness the author B.E. Jones takes you to in Halfway. At least for your sake, I hope that some of it will come as a shock.
Most books centre on a protagonist who is appealing in some way if not outright likeable. We enjoy identifying wi…

Author Interview: Dale Brendan Hyde, author of the incredible The Ink Run

I've had the pleasure of participating in a few panels  and Noir at the bars with Dale and am amazed at his creative talent. Not only is he an awesome writer, he's an awesome artist and it gives me great pleasure to welcome Dale to The Crime Warp today. Especially because I've discovered quite a few new things about Dale ... read on to find out more. 

Lovely to have you on The Crime Warp, Dale. Tell us a little bit about your current book release?
I published my debut novel just over two years ago now. The Ink Run is a very dark & disturbing story about a young boy who finds himself fitted up for the murder of his own Mother. The heinous crime actually carried out by his Father, who has carefully & very slyly built a scenario to baffle the police & courts. The boy finding himself guilty by diminished responsibility end up in a hell hole of an asylum called the FABERON. The wing that he is placed upon is a government funded secret experiment, using century old met…