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MI 5 is watching…. your MP

There’s a big fuss about MI 5 keeping files on British Members of Parliament. I’ve been doing some research for a new story idea and I’ve come across quite a …

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Suicide Club Q and A

Answers to some questions that were thrown at me in a recent interview about The Suicide Club….. Where did the idea for The Suicide Club come from? Ideas have long …

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My thriller of 2014

My thriller for the year isn’t a book but a film: a thought provoking roller coaster ride through ‘The Troubles’ in Northern Ireland. Set at the beginning of ‘The Troubles’, …

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Christmas Book Choices

The Suicide Club made two appearances in Books of the Year selections last weekend. It was Tam Dalyell‘s choice in Scotland on Sunday [7 December]. ‘The Suicide Club is a …

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Big thanks to Geoffrey Wansell for his generous review of The Suicide Club in last Friday’s Daily Mail. ‘Williams has quietly become one of Britain’s most accomplished thriller writers’, he …

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More Reviews

Some more reviews of The Suicide Club in the last few days. Andrew Taylor describes it as ‘admirable’ in The Spectator. ‘What stands out about this book’, he writes, ‘is …

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The Times and Sunday Times Reviews

Another couple of very nice reviews, in The Times and Sunday Times this weekend. Marcel Berlins writes that the ‘war damaged’ hero of The Suicide Club, is a strong, sympathetic …

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Reviews of The Suicide Club

Three reviews of The Suicide Club. Barry Forshaw in The Financial Times, writes of an ‘adroit balance of elements’: ‘economical but utterly persuasive character drawing, a pungent sense of locale …

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The rise and rise of the period thriller

Some thoughts for Crimetime on the appeal of period spy thrillers: for writers and readers. God commands Moses in the bible to send spies into the land of Canaan to …

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Comrades, Conspirators and Reluctant Warriors at Peterborough Library

I’m looking forward to talking about ‘Comrades, Conspirators and Reluctant Warriors’ with historical thriller writers, Bill Ryan and Robert Ryan at Peterborough Library on Wednesday 15 October. Expect we’ll talk …

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