Sincere Request for Reviews & A New Competition

Posted by on Oct 20, 2013 in Competitions

  Hi all, My new novel, The Manhattan Puzzle, came out ten days ago. It’s doing pretty good. You should find it in most major UK & Irish bookshops, in many on the front tables as above. It will also be in shops in Canada, Australia and New Zealand soon. In the US I expect it will only be available on Amazon and on iTunes and on the other major online sites. PLEASE review it on Amazon,whatever you think. Positive & negative views are welcome. You can do so...

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Emerging Writers Guest Post #52 – About Corinna Underwood – Including why she writes horror & mystery

Posted by on Jul 17, 2013 in Guest Posts

Corinna, tell us about your latest book. A Walk On The Darkside is a collection of stories. Pearl Blackthorn is a novelist and investigative reporter for Darkside paranormal magazine. Armed with her digital recorder and accompanied by her friend and photographer Harry Raymond, Pearl is sent by her editor J.J Benson – affectionately known as Benny – to the four corners of Great Britain, (and sometimes further), to investigate stories of spirits and spectres,...

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Short Post: Nominated for Crime Writing Award

Posted by on Oct 26, 2012 in On Writing

My first novel, The Istanbul Puzzle, has just been shortlisted for the Irish crime novel of the year award 2012. Everyone can vote for this award here. The ceremony is on the 22nd November in Dublin. It will be televised in Ireland on the 24th November. I am humbled by being shortlisted with such inspiring writers. Thank you all for your support. From being an aspiring writer in search of a contract to being published to being nominated has taken twenty months. Thank you...

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On starting the edits for The Jerusalem Puzzle

Posted by on Jun 28, 2012 in On Writing

Yesterday I started the edits for The Jerusalem Puzzle. I received two pages of notes from my editor at Harper Collins in London on Monday. Her comments included many compliments “powerful – expertly brought to life,” which are encouraging, but I won’t go on any more about, and suggestions for three extra scenes. The first will be where Sean explains in detail why he wants to go to Jerusalem. The second will be where Henry’s involvement is...

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The Jerusalem Puzzle is Finished!

Posted by on Jun 1, 2012 in Mystery Novels, On Writing, The Jerusalem Puzzle

I delivered The Jerusalem Puzzle to Harper Collins in London last Monday, by email. I had finished it the previous Thursday. I spent most of last weekend doing one final edit. That was a hundred page a day edit. The kind of edit that drains something from you as you go on and on and on for endless hours each day. But I did it. And I’m glad I did it. There were logical errors, which you see better when reading through a novel fast. I fixed an issue in the middle about...

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