Sunday, October 28, 2007

Murder Most Fell - Lake District Mysteries

Hurrah - my article on crime fiction in the Lake District - 'Murder Most Fell' - is carried in the November issue of 'Lake District Life'. It's a round-up article, featuring the books of Gillian Linscott, Gwen Moffat, Charles Todd, Reginald Hill, Val McDermid, Susan Wittig Albert and Martin Edwards.

Coming also in November's 'Cotswold Life' is my article on crime fiction in that other lovely part of England. There's something particularly compelling about murder mysteries set against a quietly beautiful landscape, I find - it's the incongruity, I suppose, of violence juxtaposed with what is often considered a peaceful, bucolic setting.