Sunday, 20 January 2013

Crime Writing

Just started reading my fab Christmas present hardback of Ian Rankin's new novel 'Standing in another man's grave' and already it is proving unputdownable (one of my favourite words when it comes to books).  It features both John Rebus and Malcolm Fox, though more of Rebus, and I am loving it.  Interestingly, I watched the tv programme before Christmas that focussed on Ian Rankin's writing process as he wrote the book, so it is even more enlightening as I read it.  Was a fascinating programme (not sure if it will still be available on iplayer) in terms of processes and idea generation and what a writer to focus on.  He has won the Cartier Diamond Dagger, Edgar Award for Best Novel, Grand Prix de Littérature Policière - International Category and has had movies and tv shows generated from his novels.

Talking of crime writing, Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival, which takes place in Harrogate 18-21 July 2013 have announced that crime writer Lee Child will be featuring along with Val McDermid, Kate Atkinson, Charlaine Harris, Susan Hill and Ruth Rendell.  Sounds like it will be a fantastic event, more details of which can be found on or call the Festival Office on 01423 562 303 or email 

Got to get back to the book now..........

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