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1706, 2022

Q&A with Gwyneth Steddy, winner of Crime Cymru’s First Novel Prize

17 June 2022|Categories: Author News|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

Congratulations, Gwyneth, on winning the English-language competition in the Gwobr Nofel Gyntaf Crime Cymru First Novel Prize! Your winning entry, Do Sleeping Dogs Lie?, has gone on to be published by Diamond Crime which is a fantastic achievement. Can you tell us a little about the story?It’s essentially a cold case story. My [...]

105, 2022

Great Review of Phil Rowland’s TimeSlip

1 May 2022|Categories: Author News|0 Comments

Book Review by Jon Gower Abook you find yourself devouring in a single sitting is often recommendation enough but, in the case of Cardiff-based Phil Rowlands’ latest offering, reading it all in one go also lets you appreciate the tightening tension and change of tone more fully as the author [...]

2104, 2022

Sneak Preview of Breaking Free by GB Williams

21 April 2022|Categories: Sneak Preview|0 Comments

CHAPTER ONE “So, what you’re saying is that you’ve been helping my husband lie to me. For twenty-five years.” Twenty-five years. A quarter of a century. A lifetime. The lifetime of their friendship. Much of what she had listened to this afternoon made no sense. Yet, simultaneously, it was the [...]

1903, 2022

Diamond Crime on the South Coast

19 March 2022|Categories: Author News|0 Comments

Diamond Crime Author, Jeff Dowson, participating in the Portsmouth Literary Festival Portsmouth Library’s Book Festival staged its final chapter of 2022 last weekend, with a favourite yearly event – The Mystery Fest. JEFF DOWSON, author of the Jack Shepherd and Ed Grover series of thrillers, published by Diamond Crime, guested [...]

1003, 2022

One Fight at a Time is a page-turner.

10 March 2022|Categories: Author News|0 Comments

"I recommend it and I am looking forward to the next book in the series." Review by Carol Westron, in the Mystery People Blog, of Diamond Crime Author Jeff Dowson's First Ed Grover Novel. American GI Ed Grover had been one of the first Americans to come to Britain and fight in the [...]

303, 2022

More Praise for Diamond Crime Author, Jennifer Lee Thomson

3 March 2022|Categories: Author News|0 Comments

Further comments from the blog tour of Detective in a Coma, Vile City. midnightangelbookheaven Tour Spot for Detective in a Coma: Vile City by @jenthom72 @vile_city #detectivecomabooks #scottishcrime #vilecity Thank you @annecarter14 and @randomttours for my review copy #ad #gift My thoughts: When I first saw the title for this book I [...]

2802, 2022

Review of Diamond Crime Thriller, The Fortieth Step – Revenge

28 February 2022|Categories: Author News|0 Comments

'The Fortieth Step - Revenge' by Stephen Timmins Published by Diamond Books, 12 April 2021. ISBN: 978—183840265-5 (PB) Review from the Promoting Crime Blogspot. https://promotingcrime.blogspot.com/2022/02/revenge-fortieth-step-revenge-by-stephen-timmins.html John Hannay, grandson of the legendary hero Richard Hannay, had always been a loner, damaged by the violence of his grandfather’s enemies, which tore apart [...]

2202, 2022

Jennifer Lee Thomson’s Blog Tour – Review One from scintilla.info

22 February 2022|Categories: Author News|0 Comments

scintilla.info/2022/02/18/detective-in-a-coma-vile-city-jennifer-lee-thomson/ Mystery: Detective in a Coma: Vile City, Detective in a Coma Book 1, Jennifer Lee Thomson Blog Tour February 18, 2022 Detective Inspector Duncan Waddell has his hands full. A wave of burglaries in Glasgow has targeted the elderly. Two young women have gone missing, and a report has just [...]

1502, 2022

Recommended Reads: China Court by Rumer Godden

15 February 2022|Categories: Recommended Reads|0 Comments

Diamond Crime author, Phil Rowlands recommends China Court. Rumer Godden died in 1998 and wrote 60 books, adult, children’s and poetry. Nine of her stories were turned into movies and Black Narcissus, probably the best known, was made in 1947, starring Deborah Kerr and Jean Simmons. She wrote China Court [...]

1502, 2022

Recommended Reads: Beyond the Thirty Nine Steps by Ursula Buchan

15 February 2022|Categories: Recommended Reads|0 Comments

Diamond Crime author, Stephen Timmins, recommends Ursula Buchan’s wonderful biography of her grandfather, John Buchan, titled Beyond the Thirty Nine Steps. “Well worth reading if you are, like me, a fan of the great man – or even if you’re not. Full of fascinating information, beautifully written and deeply moving [...]

1502, 2022

Recommended Reads: The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins

15 February 2022|Categories: Recommended Reads|0 Comments

Diamond Crime author, Jacqueline Harrett has been re-reading The Moonstone by Wilkie Collins.  I recently started rereading The Moonstoneand found myself as enthralled as I had been when I first read it many years ago. Although first published in 1868 it still keeps the reader engaged throughout. The Moonstone, essentially about the theft and retrieval of a rare and valuable diamond, was first serialised in the magazine, All the Year Round,before being published as a book. Hailed by Sayers as “probably the finest detective story ever written” many of the elements in  The Moonstone can still be found in modern detective novels. The moonstone itself is a diamond  and intrigue added to the story with three Hindu priests determined to restore the stone to its  proper place in the statue of the Hindu god of the moon. The diamond is cursed, adding an extra  frisson of mystery to the story.   […]

1502, 2022

Recommended Reads: Out by Natsuo Kirino

15 February 2022|Categories: Recommended Reads|0 Comments

Diamond Book author, Jennifer Lee Thomson, wants to recommend Natsuo Kirino's book, Out. Natsuo Kirino is a Japanese author of dark tales featuring ordinary people in extraordinary circumstances. Her most famous novel, Out was published in 1997 but it wasn't until 2004 that it got its first English translation by [...]

1201, 2022

Leading the Blind – A taster from Jeff Dowson’s latest Jack Shepherd Thriller Due out in Summer 2022

12 January 2022|Categories: Sneak Preview|0 Comments

Back in 1991, the great Arthur C Clarke, answering a question regarding the power of knowledge, defined the hierarchy from base up as, information, knowledge, and wisdom. Without the final element, the whole phony exercise of power was meaningless and dangerous. And the way to begin, he said, was to [...]

2012, 2021

Authors Like Diamond Crime…

20 December 2021|Categories: Author News|0 Comments

The piece below was written by Jacqueline Harrett, one of Diamond Crime's new crime writers, as a response to Harry Bingham’s weekly email to members of Jericho Writers - www.jerichowriters.com. "During lockdown I wrote a crime novel for fun and to stop my head from bursting with worry. Therapy. It [...]

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