I use Canva to create ALL of the featured post images for my blog, and always use free pictures to make these. Here it is, your ultimate list of sites offering brilliant images for you to use on your blog …read more →
If you already read through my post ‘Top 5 TED Talks for the Aspiring Crime Writer’ and are looking for fresh content to inspire, look no further than this list of 7 more talks!
When we talk about serial killers in fiction (and in real life) we tend to talk in terms of ‘psychopath’ or ‘sociopath’ and, often, interchangeably. Let’s have a look at what makes them similar, but also they behave differently and …read more →
There is, quite literally, a generator for everything! Who knew at the click of a mouse you could determine the fate of your beloved characters? Below is the very best the internet has to offer of randomly generated character deaths… …read more →
In this new film review series I will be shouting about the films I love, but ones specifically related to crime, thriller and mystery genres. The other thing they will all have in common is aspects that I think will …read more →
In the 1920s mystery author, critic and clergyman Ronald Knox developed Ten Commandments he believed a crime fiction author of the ‘golden age’ ought to adhere to. By abiding by these rules, an author could ensure their work was worthy, …read more →
My unyielding search for information for this blog has taken me to some dark places; googling groups of poisons and their effects on the body, getting inside the mind of a murderer to understand why they might take trophies and …read more →