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Guest Blog. Chris Ewan talks about the importance of location in his novels and his latest book Dark Tides

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Today on The Crime Warp I'm welcoming Chris Ewan, whose novel Dark Tides follows on from his previous successes with his thriller Safe House and follow up Dead Line.  Chris is sharing with us how he does his research as well as some great videos of the locations he found during his research for his bestselling thrillers. 

Location has been important in all my books. I started out writing crime novels set in major world cities in my GOOD THIEF’S GUIDE TO … mystery series, in part because I wanted to try and combine an element of travel writing within my books. The steps I took researching the GOOD THIEF novels quickly became habit forming, but over the years, my habits have developed and adapted to new technology. It used to be that I’d carry a pad and pen pretty much everywhere I went. I’d spend my time on location visits scribbling down every detail I could find, not knowing which information might become relevant when it came time for me to write a particular scene. I also took …

Look Out For These! A trio about friends, dating and how unforgiving former police colleagues can be

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Book Review: Falling by Emma Kavanagh deeper than the usual police procedural

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Falling is a welcome alternative to the usual Police Procedural, with the writer using a quirky style to tell the story- for me, Falling by Emma Kavanagh delved deeper into the human aspects of murder.  By telling the story from different viewpoints I felt more in tune with the characters and I really enjoyed the slightly surreal element to parts of the book.  The symbolism of the plane falling from the sky was beautifully linked to the main character Cecelia's personal sense of 'falling'.  I liked the fact that although a central storyteller, Cecelia herself wasn't actually integral to the story- I think this added a different dimension which raised this novel above most police procedurals.

Author interview. Peter James, author of the best selling Roy Grace series talks about his formative years, the inspiration for Roy Grace and why Brighton is definitely the place to be!

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