Tag Archives: Stirling

Sleepyhead by Mark Billingham

The author, Mark Billingham was born and brought up in Birmingham, England.  He worked for a while as an actor, then later as a T V writer and a stand-up comedian.  The book, Sleepyhead was his first novel.  It was published in 2001 and was an instant best seller.   It introduces D I Tom Thorne, …

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White Rose Rebel by Janet Paisley

I first came across Janet Paisley, who is an award winning poet and author, when I was studying Creative Writing in Stirling, Scotland.  She read some of her amazing poetry to us.  She writes in both Scots and English.  As a result of this I have always thought of her as a poet, first and …

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In the Dark by Mark Billingham

I have always enjoyed detective novels, mysteries and crime thrillers.  Mark Billingham is an English crime novelist and stand up comedian. If you ever have an opportunity to hear him speak, take it. I first read a Mark Billingham novel when I was studying creative writing in Stirling, Scotland.  One of the books I read …

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Driftnet by Lin Anderson

Driftnet was Lin Anderson’s first novel.  It is quite short and very easy to read although it encompasses the disturbing subjects of paedophilia and political ambition.  I met Lin Anderson when she gave a reading of another of her works in Stirling, Scotland.  Blood Red Roses is reviewed on this site at: https://bookreviewstoday.info/2013/06/16/blood-red-roses-by-lin-anderson/. She is …

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