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The Joys of Making an Audiobook

Sometime around March last year I got an email from ACX, the company behind Audible, telling me that their previous ban on UK authors sending recordings to them was now lifted. I was delighted, and immediately set about recording an … Continue reading

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Icarus and the Axe Murderer.

Yesterday two young men brutally murdered an off-duty British soldier, Drummer Lee Rigby, on the streets of Woolwich, London. It seems they deliberately ran him down with their car while he was walking quietly along the pavement, and then leapt … Continue reading

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Who is Sarah Newby?

‘Sometimes I didn’t like Sarah Newby and other times I loved her.’ Suzie Ivy (Author and Arizona police detective) Kindle 5 star review. So what sort of a woman is she, this English barrister whom a tough American police officer disliked … Continue reading

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Telling Stories, by Beverley Jones

This is an excellent debut novel. Bev Jones has worked as a journalist in the South Wales area and she uses the background and her experience to full effect. The story starts with a group of young students at Cardiff … Continue reading

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Bev’s Curious Answers.

My guest today is the young Welsh writer Beverley Jones, whose intriguing novel Telling Stories kept me up until late last night. (I’m heading straight back to it after this interview)  So let’s get started straight away. Bev, the narrator … Continue reading

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The Homicide Chronicle: Defending the Citizen Accused, by Ralph Shamas

Ralph Shamas is a lawyer who has practised for 35 years in Arizona, and is now a judge. This book, The Homicide Chronicle, is a fictionalized account of a major murder trial in which he was the defense attorney. The names … Continue reading

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Injustice – Clive Stafford Smith

This is a wonderful, shocking, compelling book. I have read many legal thrillers, including those by John Grisham (who endorses this book) but it is one thing to read about injustice, legal corruption and police incompetence in a fictional setting, … Continue reading

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