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Charlotte Brontë & Margaret Atwood – Shelf Indulgence

Shelf Indulgence is a book column from thriller writer, A.D. Garrett. Shelf Indulgence recommends two books per column, across a range of styles and genres, and a mixture of new and old.  JANE EYRE by Charlotte Brontë Penguin Classics, ISBN-13: 978-0141441146 Jane Eyre was essential secondary school reading… Read more


What’s In A Name?

Sorry about the radio silence over the last few months: there’s been something brewing which I couldn’t talk about (and didn’t dare, in case I woke one morning and found it was all a wonderful dream). I submitted my latest book in mid-February, with the… Read more


What are short stories for?

By Margaret Murphy/A.D. Garrett Why do novelists write short stories? It certainly isn’t for the money – they really don’t pay much – and if, like me, you find them a challenge, they can take a disproportionate amount of work. And yet Murder Squad has… Read more


TRUE CONFESSIONS: A Brit’s Road Trip to Hunt Down American Crime

by A.D. Garrett Road trip – had to be a winner, right? As a kid growing up in the narrow streets of northern England, I knew America as surely as I knew the grey concrete of my own back yard. For years, I had a… Read more


Two Nations Divided by a Common Language

BELIEVE NO ONE opens with an Oklahoma farmer dragging a cottonwood tree out of one of his ponds. What Oklahomans call a ‘pond’, we Brits would call a sizeable lake, and this theme of familiarity and difference – two nations divided by a common language… Read more


In Forensic Science, context is key

At the head of every chapter of the A.D. Garrett forensic thrillers which features Professor Fennimore, there is a quotation. Fennimore’s favourite authors, or one of his personal strictures. I call these Fennimisms. He is very fond of saying, ‘Context is everything.’ It’s true of… Read more


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