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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


Writing beginnings, creative inspirations, and new ventures

Interview by Lucy Sweeney Byrne of Books Go Social This is an interview I did with Lucy Sweeney Byrne of Books Go Social – I am grateful for the opportunity to reproduce it in its entirety here. (MM) Since she started writing seriously in the… Read more


Graphic violence in crime fiction: a necessary evil?

I recently received a review for Believe No One which was favourable overall, but the reviewer described ‘harrowing and graphic descriptions’ of the violence perpetrated on the victims.  I have used graphic descriptions in my novels on occasions, but I didn’t think this was one… Read more


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