Monthly Archives: October 2017

Beersheba and “God’s Work”

Paul Daley (see previous post) wrote an interesting historical account of the Beersheba charge in today’s Guardian, which includes the following observation: The charge, coincidentally, narrowly preceded the British war cabinet’s proclamation of the Balfour declaration in support of a Jewish state in Palestine. … Continue reading

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Beersheba, by Paul Daley

This was originally posted two years ago. I thought it was worth reposting to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the event covered in the book. _______________________ On 31st October 1917, the Australian Light Horse played a significant role in the capture of … Continue reading

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A Face in the Crowd, Lynda La Plante

A Face in the Crowd is the second story in the Prime Suspect series featuring Detective Chief Inspector Jane Tennison and is more or less a “novelisation” of  the TV episodes. I saw the TV version first and found the book was … Continue reading

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Broadchurch: series 1

The TV series Broadchurch has been something I’d thought about watching for some time, and my recent journey into crime fiction finally brought an end to my procrastination. I’m glad I finally made the time to watch it. When the … Continue reading

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Steven Dunne: The Reaper, and Writing a Novel

Steven Dunne is another author who locates his work in Derbyshire. Previously I posted a video of Sarah Ward and Stephen Booth talking about their work. Those two writers set their stories in the rural north of Derbyshire, Dunne uses the … Continue reading

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Murders “close to home”

My recent venture into crime fiction got me thinking about some close to home, real life murders. Two were events that I recall from my childhood even though what I’ve known about them has been minimal. Over the past few … Continue reading

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Derbyshire Crime Writing

I found this to be a very interesting video, presented by two crime writers whose work is set in Derbyshire, my home county in England. Unfortunately there are some strange interruptions that cut the flow of the talk, and some apparent … Continue reading

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Clean Cut, by Lynda La Plante

Lynda La Plante writes strong, straight forward, compelling narratives that concentrate on one or two primary characters. Her style possibly reflects her background in popular TV crime drama. While her plots have a good share of twists and turns, there is … Continue reading

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