Never lost for a word

Never lost for a word

SPEAK UP! Journalist and crime author Peter Bartram wants a word about writing dialogue… By Peter Bartram Author Editor Journalist FacebookTwitter “Damn! Blast! Hell!”   A frown wrinkled my brow. “Is this an inconvenient time to call?” I asked....
Ten Top Women Sleuths In Crime Fiction

Ten Top Women Sleuths In Crime Fiction

TOP TEN WOMEN SLEUTHS IN CRIME FICTION And here they are in random order By Peter Bartram Author Editor Journalist FacebookTwitter   1. Jane Marple. The grandmother of all female sleuths has to be Jane Marple of St Mary Mead, who first appeared in Agatha...
The makings of a cozy crime hero

The makings of a cozy crime hero

COLIN CRAMPTON AND ME The makings of a cozy crime hero By Peter Bartram Author Editor Journalist FacebookTwitter How does an author create the main character in what, in my case, I hope will be a long-running series of cozy crime mysteries?   When I first decided to...
The Mystery at the Ice-Cream Parlour

The Mystery at the Ice-Cream Parlour

THE MYSTERY AT THE ICE-CREAM PARLOUR A Crampton of the Chronicle mystery story By Peter Bartram Author Editor Journalist FacebookTwitter When you’re the new reporter in town, it’s a lonely place to be.   I remember it well. I’d just joined the Brighton...
The Mystery Of The Biro With No Ink

The Mystery Of The Biro With No Ink

The mystery of the biro with no ink By Peter Bartram Author Editor Journalist FacebookTwitter My girlfriend Shirley was already into her second glass of white wine by the time I arrived late at the Sussex Grill.   I hustled into the restaurant, hurried over to the...

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