Books by the Beach, Scarborough, April 19

Books by the Beach, Scarborough, April 19

I'm delighted to say I'll be back in beautiful Scarborough in April for the star-studded Books by the Beach festival. I'll be sharing the stage with Erin Kelly, author of the popular adaptation of Broadchurch, and talking about turning TV blockbusters…

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Carnival in Verona

Carnival in Verona

I found myself in Verona today where it seems the carnival reached its peak. Verona is in the Veneto but carnival here is nothing like carnival in Venice. For one thing the king of it all is Papa Gnocco, or…

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I went to prison in Venice today…

The old prison of the Doge's Palace in Venice to be precise. Casanova reckoned he escaped from this bleak place across the Bridge of Sighs. Others say he just bribed someone to get out. I'm inclined to the latter. It's…

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Get The Killing I for a snip….

The paperback of The Killing III is coming shortly. And to mark that you can for a little while get the Kindle edition of The Killing I for a bargain price of just over £1 in the UK, 85 per cent off list.…

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A few more words about Hamlet

A few more words about Hamlet

I'm still a little shellshocked by yesterday's discovery that A.J. Hartley, Richard Armitage and I are responsible for Audible's Audiobook of the Year with Hamlet, Prince of Denmark: A Novel.  I really had no idea any of this was on…

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