Why I’ve launched the Deadline Murder series

Why I’ve launched the Deadline Murder series

WHY I’VE LAUNCHED THE DEADLINE MURDER SERIES By Peter Bartram Author Editor Journalist FacebookTwitter There are two main reasons – creative and practical – for launching a new series of Crampton of the Chronicle adventures.   The Tango School Mystery was the ninth...
How I Got The Idea For The Tango School Mystery

How I Got The Idea For The Tango School Mystery

HOW I GOT THE IDEA FOR THE TANGO SCHOOL MYSTERY By Peter Bartram Author Editor Journalist FacebookTwitter I was 18 years old when I sold my first story to a UK national newspaper. I was working as a junior reporter on the Worthing Herald in my “gap year”...
The Tango School Mystery

The Tango School Mystery

The Tango School Mystery Chapter 1 By Peter Bartram Author Editor Journalist FacebookTwitter My Australian girlfriend Shirley looked at her porterhouse steak and said: “That’s a real beaut, Colin.”    The lump of meat which overlapped Shirl’s...
The Dying Days Of Hanging

The Dying Days Of Hanging

The dying days of hanging By Peter Bartram Author Editor Journalist FacebookTwitter The trouble with hanging as a punishment is always that it’s irreversible when a miscarriage of justice is discovered. In Britain, there is a sad list of real people who paid the...
Front Page Murder – Prologue

Front Page Murder – Prologue

Front page murder By Peter Bartram Author Editor Journalist FacebookTwitter It always started with the same ritual.   Percy Despart opened the drawer in the small desk by the side of his artist’s easel and took out his Swiss penknife. He held it for a moment and...
Colin Crampton’s guide to funny money

Colin Crampton’s guide to funny money

So let’s talk about “funny money“ Confused about pounds, shillings and pence? Help is at hand… By Peter Bartram Author Editor Journalist FacebookTwitter I was sitting in a café with my girlfriend Shirley when she pointed at a bloke wearing some fancy...
It started on a dark night in Worthing

It started on a dark night in Worthing

How I found Colin Crampton on a dark night By Peter Bartram Author Editor Journalist FacebookTwitter The scene is an ill-lit street in Worthing, a coastal town in West Sussex. The time: February 1966. A young reporter is walking back to his newspaper’s office...
Murder In The Morning Edition

Murder In The Morning Edition

The Morning, Noon & Night trilogy Three books, three murders… ONE MOTIVE! And you can read chapter 1 of the forst book here By Peter Bartram Author Editor Journalist FacebookTwitter My Australian girlfriend Shirley took a luscious lick of her ice-cream and...
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....

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