Secrets of Crime

Tim's Blog

I am delighted to welcome to my blog crime writer Catriona King, whose twelfth novel, The Keeper (of which more below) has just been published.  Today Catriona shares with us her thoughts on how to write detective fiction.

Welcome, Catriona!

Hello Tim

Thanks for inviting me onto your blog. When I was thinking of a topic for this piece I thought back to what would have interested me three years ago, when I was writing my first Craig detective novel, ‘A Limited Justice’ and decided that I would have loved someone to have told me…

How to Write a Detective Novel. (NB. This isn’t a definitive guide, just some vague ideas from one novelist. No-one can actually tell you how to write; each writer has to find their own style.)

So…back in 2012 I just knew that I wanted to write a crime fiction novel. Crime was what I read and watched on television…

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About T E Taylor

I write historical and contemporary fiction - my novels Zeus of Ithome and Revolution Day are published by Crooked Cat. I also write poetry, academic non-fiction (philosophy) and the occasional short story. I like to play the guitar and walk up hills. Originally from north Staffordshire, I live in Meltham, West Yorkshire, UK with my wife Rosa.
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