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James Harrington MP, FOBT and the Tory Rebels

‘Having worked in the casino business, the cause of his stress could be a betting thing. James served on a cross-party committee. The gambling lobby in Gibraltar wasn't too thrilled about the Referendum result as it would mean the country would leave the EU. Most of...

Zinah Al-Rashid, The Missing Activist and the need for attention

Zinah knew the tack to take and used it. She welcomed the teen with smiling eyes. ‘Hello, Amirah.’ The adopted name. ‘The name means princess or leader.’ Zinah had read it right. The girl flushed pink. She was more excited by her new persona than Islam. Amirah was now...

Louise’s Top Nine Halloween Films

FATAL ATTRACTION (1987) PLAY MISTY FOR ME (1971) THE TALENTED MR RIPLEY (1999) VERTIGO (1954) ROSEMARY'S BABY (1968) GONE GIRL (2014) REBECCA (1940) ONE FLEW OVER THE CUCKOO'S NEST (1975) MATERNAL SECRETS...

Conspiracy Thrillers, Page-Turners and Political Fiction

Conspiracy thrillers are  books which centre on the conflict between the lead character and the source of the conspiracy.  The story starts off with either a meaningless crime. The person investigating notices something out of kilter and digs deeper.  There’s...

What happens when you grass on someone at work?

The news that a culture of bullying pervades the NHS and stories of surgeons throwing scalpels and bawling out interns is quite alarming. Patients are also in the firing line. The sentencing of Ian Paterson, jailed for 15 years after carrying out unnecessary cancer...

Conservative grassroots at war with their parliamentary party

“We’ve been moving to this point for 20 years. Brexit is the issue that has brought it to a head,” said John Strafford, the host of the Beaconsfield barbecue. “You end up with the parliamentary party 60 to 70 percent in favour of ‘Remain’, and the voluntary party 60...

Author shares behind the scenes of politics in British crime thriller.

 The Missing Activist by Louise Burfitt-Dons confronts a threat that exposes not just the Tories and Westminster but all of the UK "It’s easy in the era of Facebook groups and Twitter to live in a bubble.” — Louise Burfitt-Dons Reader appetite for girl crime books is...

Acid Attacks Rise in UK

Nala is a thirty something Somalian who is murdered in London while over at a conference raising awareness of acid attacks on women. Her compelling backstory is what brought her to the City. How her attacker had scarred her as a teenager because she’d backed out of an...