21st September 2019
Guy Fraser-Sampson, Vicky Newham and Linda Regan ponder whether their writing processes make them an architect, an archaeologist or an alchemist.
Guy Fraser-Sampson, previously best known for his Mapp and Lucia novels, which were featured on Radio 4 and optioned by BBC television, is the creator of The Hampstead Murders series, which currently runs to five books, with a sixth on the way.
His series defies any easy classification since they are contemporary police procedurals but written in the spirit of the Golden Age. Neither cosy nor noir, they have been described as intelligent, quirky, elegant, and as “reading like a love letter to the detective novel”. With picturesque Hampstead serving as a constant backdrop, they have also been called “the next Morse”.
Find Guy at Urbane Publications
Passionate about great stories and fascinated by human behaviour, Vicky Newham’s writing has psychology at its heart.
The DI Rahman novels are gripping detective novels which offer readers a compelling puzzle alongside a window onto contemporary life in multi-cultural East London. Maya faces daily challenges yet it’s her empathy, determination and instinct which make her a brilliant cop.
Turn a Blind Eye is the first in the DI Rahman series of novels and the second, Out of the Ashes, was published in May 2019. Vicky has other novels and non-fiction in development.
Find Vicky at vickynewham.com
Linda Regan will be familiar to you as a successful actor of stage, screen and radio, appearing as April in the hugely popular Hi De Hi sitcom, among many other high profile shows. Writing for many years, Linda’s big break came with winning the Creme de la Crime publishing contract in 2007.
Her first book, Behind You, was published the next year, and two more followed, before Linda moved to Accent publishers, and published a further two books. Linda has just completed her sixth crime novel and is busy with the seventh.
Find Linda at lindareganonline.co.uk