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Cornish born Malcolm Richards writes dark mysteries and thrillers. After studying for a Bachelor of Arts in Writing at Middlesex University, London, he went on to work as a literacy tutor, a therapeutic teacher of children with emotional and behavioural difficulties, and as a teacher of creative writing. He has also worked as a freelance copywriter and scriptwriter.
When not writing, Malcolm enjoys composing and producing music, cooking up a storm in the kitchen, and spending more and more time in the countryside. He lives in Crystal Palace, London, with his partner Mr Smith, a cat named Sukey, and a fish called Freddy Krueger.
Every Thursday I ask ten questions to authors of mystery, thriller and suspense about their books, their inspirations and how to get away with the perfect murder. In the hot seat this week is... Michael Parker.
Every Thursday I ask ten questions to authors of mystery, thriller and suspense about their books, their inspirations and how to get away with the perfect murder. In the hot seat this week is... European P. Douglas.
Every Thursday I ask ten questions to authors of mystery, thriller and suspense about their books, their inspirations and how to get away with the perfect murder. In the hot seat this week is... Matty Dalrymple.
Emily Swanson is back in 'Bad Blood' - the brand new prequel to the gripping British crime thriller series. Grab your copy before February 28th and get two bonus free novels - including Lost Lives, book one of the Emily Swanson series!
I was recently asked to write a blog for author Pauline Baird Jones about why I wrote my novel Lost Lives. Here's what I said:
The new Emily Swanson novel BAD BLOOD is released next week on Valentine's Day. A prequel set four years before Lost Lives, it finds Emily about to graduate from university as a teacher and facing a dilemma about her future. When her unpopular housemate Becky fails to return home one night, Emily begins to suspect something terrible has happened to her. As she begins to ask questions, Emily finds herself at the centre of a dangerous web of lies, deceit and possible murder in this gripping mystery thriller with a killer twist.
Stephen King needs no introduction from me, nor does his brilliant novel, Misery. There were a number of his books I was thinking of to fill the final spot on my list, but this 1987 release about author Paul Sheldon held captive by his 'number one fan' Annie Wilkes takes the honour for its outright craziness and sense of fun.
An unspecified cataclysm has taken place some years before, ending civilisation as we know it, and effectively ending the world. Fires ravage the landscape and ash covers the ground. Crops no longer grow. There are no more animals. The only thing left to eat is each other...
Published in 1954, Richard Matheson's short novel pretty much invented a subgenre of science-fiction - that of post-apocalyptic survival. A great pandemic has killed off most of the world's population, and those that have survived the disease have developed vampire-like symptoms. They cannot come out in daylight, have an aversion to garlic, thirst for blood - you know the drill.