In Praise of Crime

I’m in the middle of writing another book just now, the follow up to Rebellion’s Message, in which the often confused Jack Blackjack continues to try to escape a fresh series of tribulations in the early part of Bloody Mary’s reign. It got me thinking about what it is that really appeals to me about … Continue reading

Interview with Karen Maitland

I was lucky enough to meet Karen Maitland some years ago at the Lincoln Festival, and we hit it off immediately. We had a great afternoon with a large audience, and at the end of it, I invited her to join Medieval Murderers. Since then, she’s been a hugely popular member of our group. However, … Continue reading

Review The Raven’s Head

    I first met Karen some ten years ago now, at a literary festival in Lincoln, and I was delighted to do so. Only a few weeks before I had read her stunning and evocative book THE COMPANY OF LIARS, and it had blown me away. I was fascinated by her depiction of a … Continue reading

Review of THE VANISHING WITCH  By Karen Maitland

  Published by Headline Review in paperback, trade paperback and hardback. Hardback ISBN: 9781472215000 I am very glad to be able to say that Karen Maitland is a good friend. Still, this is not a log-rolling exercise. I have a very simple policy when it comes to books. I do not like to give positive … Continue reading