Author: Ashley Dyer

Twelve Women Detective Stories, edited by Laura Marcus

Oxford,ISBN-10: 0192880365 Presents an eclectic selection of stories, and although only about half are written by women, these and others like them, helped to shape the conventions of modern detective fiction. Some of the stories fall down on the question of fair play—that is, providing the reader with sufficient clues to make good guesses, which is […]

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Never judge a book by its cover: Ashley Dyer on writing serial killer thrillers

In this audio interview, Ashley Dyer chats with BBC Radio Merseyside’s Jermaine Foster about growing up in Liverpool, defying her strict Roman Catholic family expectations to go to university, later becoming a crime novelist, and now writing serial killer novels set in her home town, Liverpool. How she became founder of Murder Squad, breaking rules […]

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Murder as an Artform

With The Cutting Room newly published, Ashley Dyer discusses serial murder, murder as art, the ethics of “bioart”, and the way that anonymity in social media allows people sneaky licence to become complicit in crimes. For the full interview, go to the International Thriller Writers’ Big Thrill Kindle Big Deal Promotion on The Cutting Room: […]

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In A Kingdom by the Sea, by Sara Macdonald

HarperCollins,ISBN-10: 0008245193 Gabby has spent a most of her marriage bringing up her two boys largely single-handed, running a book translation service, and fitting her publishing life around her husband Mike’s busy international work schedule. Her self-effacement and self-denial are heroic, and she has been taken shamefully for granted. Approaching her fifties, she wonders if Mike […]

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November Road: Lou Berney

November Road, by Lou Berney HarperCollins ISBN-10: 0008309337 November Road unfolds in the wake of President Kennedy’s assassination. Frank Guidry knows everyone—as a loyal and long-serving lieutenant to New Orleans Mob boss, Carlo Marcello, it’s what he’s paid to do. He’s a self-aware hedonist intent on enjoying every minute of life, and his talent for deception […]

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