Crime Uncovered: Private Investigator

I’m very pleased to contribute an interview with the splendid Nick Quantrill to the latest in the Crime Uncovered series. Here the skinny: ‘The private investigator is one of the most enduring characters within crime fiction. From Dashiell Hammett’s Sam Spade— the hard-boiled loner trawling the mean streets—to Agatha Christie’s Captain Hastings—the genteel companion inContinue reading “Crime Uncovered: Private Investigator”

Crime Fiction – Here and There and Again

Back In 2012 I had the real pleasure of being at special guest at Crime Fiction – Here and There, Now and Then, an academic conference at the University Of Gdansk which was organised by Agnieszka Sienkiewicz-Charlish, M.A. and Urszula Elias, M.A. The Academic Advisor was Prof. David Malcolm, who has a story in Exiles: An Outsider Anthology. Being an academic conference, a lot of it wasContinue reading “Crime Fiction – Here and There and Again”

Guest Blog: It’s just Australian crime fiction mate by Dr Rachel Franks

As a crime-writing nation, modern Australia is a much younger sibling to the United Kingdom and the United States. Yet, like any other enthusiastic child, Australia took to crime writing with eagerness and flair. Australians would go on to reflect and reject some of the great traditions of the genre established by many of theContinue reading “Guest Blog: It’s just Australian crime fiction mate by Dr Rachel Franks”