Peter Bartram brings years of experience as a journalist to his Crampton of the Chronicle crime mystery series. His novels are fast-paced and humorous – the action is matched by the laughs. The books feature a host of colourful characters as befits stories set in Brighton, one of Britain’s most trend-setting towns.

Peter began his career as a reporter on the Worthing Herald newspaper before working as a journalist and editor in London and finally becoming freelance. He has done most things in journalism from door-stepping for quotes to writing serious editorials.

He’s pursued stories in locations as diverse as 700-feet down a coal mine and a courtier’s chambers at Buckingham Palace. Peter wrote 21 non-fiction books, including five ghost-written, in areas such as biography, current affairs and how-to titles, before turning to crime – and penning Headline Murder, the first novel in the Crampton series.

Peter’s latest trilogy of novellas, The Morning, Noon and Night Omnibus are now available in one softback volume on Amazon (individual Kindle e-books also available) whilst his upcoming full-length novel, Front Page Murder, is due to be released by Roundfire Books on November 4th 2017. You can pre-order your copy using the link on the right.

Front Page Murder

A Crampton of the Chronicle mystery

Published by Roundfire Books, November 2017

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Peters Latest Facebook Posts

There are lots of women sleuths in crime fiction, but who would you rate as your favourite. You can choose sleuths in cozy mysteries, police procedurals, psychological thrillers, and many other genres. I've made my personal selection of top 10 female sleuths and written short profiles of each of them. You can read them over on my website:

www.colincrampton.com/ten-top-women-sleuths-in-crime-fiction/
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A few months ago I wrote a Crampton of the Chronicle short story called The Mystery at the Ice-cream Parlour. If you're familiar with the books, you'll know that Colin Crampton is the crime reporter on the Brighton Evening Chronicle. His only reliable contact at the police station is Detective Inspector Edward Wilson - Ted to his friends. This story tells how Colin met Ted for the first time. It's free to read right now on my website. If you enjoy the story please share this post with your friends. You can read the story by clicking on the link below. Thank you.

www.colincrampton.com/mystery-ice-cream-parlour/
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Paul, a Colin Crampton fan from Kansas, has posted this video of Murder from the Newsdesk on YouTube. I thought it was great - and Paul could have a great career as a radio announcer, if he chose to!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=DEkuvLYP3Ro
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Wishing you all a very happy, healthy and successful New Year. (Colin Crampton, Shirley and the crew also send their very best wishes!) ... See MoreSee Less

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