Given the popularity of crime novels, it’s almost criminal in itself that it took so long for such a large catchment area as Medway to have its own major crime writing festival. Last Saturday’s inaugural Murderous Medway, under the Rochester Literature Festival banner, finally put that right.¬†Five panels brought together… Read more“MURDEROUS MEDWAY”

Writing Festivals – It’s A Crime Not To

Having listened last Friday to the talented Lisa Cutts, William Shaw and Simon Booker discuss crime writing at the Faversham Literary Festival, I was reminded of Stephen King’s words, “If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all others: read a lot and write a… Read more“Writing Festivals – It’s A Crime Not To”

Books in the Blood

An old school friend reminded me that a love of books is often forged very early in life. He mentioned Miss Brade from Kingsley Junior School who sat on her desk at the front of the class and read some enthralling books. This jogged my memory about another, Miss Richardson,… Read more“Books in the Blood”