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Hate crimes, hypocrisy and political fiction

Hate crimes, hypocrisy and political fiction

Hate is a horrible word. I remember as a child (circa 1960s) my mother telling me,  ‘Never use that word, Louise’. It's easy to get into unintended provocative speech habits without noticing it, so she had a good point.  For example,  'You don't hate carrots, you just...

Top bloggers, reviewers and book people

Top bloggers, reviewers and book people

Do you care what others think when buying stuff? Buyers' opinions are hard to avoid today as so many sales are online and reviews exist for just about everything from a banana slicer to a Knuckle Blaster 950,000 Volt Stun Gun. Check out some hilarious ones on Bored...

Kurdaitcha, Corona and The Missing Activist

Kurdaitcha, Corona and The Missing Activist

"The aborigines have a tribal practice called Pointing the Bone. This is a method of execution that leaves no trace and rarely fails to kill its victim." "The bone can be from a kangaroo or an emu and its shape varies from tribe to tribe. It is six to nine inches with...

Five Fast Facts: The Killing of the Cherrywood MP

Five Fast Facts: The Killing of the Cherrywood MP

The Killing of the Cherrywood MP is the second in the series featuring London PI Karen Andersen and the sequel to The Missing Activist. It is 2019 and reformed Jihadi terrorist Zinah al-Rashid is about to be released from prison. The Killing of the Cherrywood...

Five Fast Facts: The Missing Activist

Five Fast Facts: The Missing Activist

CCHQ  is the headquarters of the British Conservative Party. It houses central staff and committee members and maintains overall responsibility for targeting voters and seats, including shortlisting and finalising the selection of conservative candidates across the...

Christmas in the Highlands

Christmas in the Highlands

  The film I wrote Christmas in the Highlands had its first airing this week in Europe. It is being repeated on Christmas Day on the Christmas 24 Channel which is the seasonal channel launched on September 24 which you can find it on Sky (185), Virgin (424)...

Five Fast Facts: Moderating Feminism

Five Fast Facts: Moderating Feminism

Moderating Feminism first off covers the history of the movement from the Contagious Diseases Act to the implications of today’s sharia courts. Have we moved forward? The subject has always been fraught with contradictions. The Great War caused infighting over whether...

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

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...

Conspiracy Thrillers, Page-Turners and Political Fiction

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?

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...

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