Mug Shots

Mug Shots

Mug Shots is our series of interviews with crime writers.

Throughout this year we’ll be talking to authors including Diamond Dagger award winning writer Martin Edwards, best seller Leigh Russell and Margaret Murphy, winner of the Crime Writers’ Association Dagger In The Library.

But we’re also introducing you to writers you may not have met yet who have hit best seller lists on Amazon but are not household names such as John Dean, author of 20+ books and our first Mug Shot David Pearson whose books are set in Ireland.

Our Mug Shots series of interviews can all be found on Youtube so you can listen to them at your leisure. Plus we’ve broken them into shorter bite-size interviews to make it easier to listen whenever you’re ready.

Let’s get started.

Meet crime writer David Pearson

February 2021

David Pearson is the first of our line-up of crime writers in our Mug Shots series. A fascinating author with 14 books to his name and all written in the last four years.

See our blog here.

Discover our video interviews here.

David was a late starter, turning to writing fiction as he retired in 2017 and really as a way to keep out from under his wife’s feet but since then he has turned into a prolific writer of crime with 14 novels to his name and another with his publisher for editing and proofreading.

Read more here

March 2021

Priscilla Masters earned her first publishing contract in the early 90s and her 15th book in her Det Insp Joanna Piercy series is out soon.

She’s also the creator of the Martha Gunn series and has written several standalone medical-based plots.

You can read our blog here.

And take a look at our video interviews here.

Our interviews cover her books, her work as the CWA’s libraries champion and her latest book The Subsequent Wife that she wasn’t sure would ever be published.



Crime writer Martin Edwards

April 2021

Crime writer Martin Edwards earned the prestigious Diamond Dagger Award in 2020 from the Crime Writers Association and in April he talked to us about his books, his career and gave us an insight into how he creates his characters. It’s fascinating.

You can find his video interviews here.

 Don’t forget that Martin is joining us in May for our virtual murder mystery weekend where you can talk to him and ask him anything you wish.

Tickets for the Meet The Author session are £5 and can be purchased here.