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...
The scandalous story of what the butler saw

The scandalous story of what the butler saw

The scandalous story of what the butler saw By Peter Bartram Author Editor Journalist FacebookTwitter One of the more dubious attractions on Brighton’s Palace Pier back in the 1960s – the Swinging Sixties – was the row of What the Butler Saw machines...
Top 10 Movies Featuring Journalists

Top 10 Movies Featuring Journalists

10 top movies featuring journalists By Peter Bartram Author Editor Journalist FacebookTwitter I’ve always loved movies which feature journalists as prominent characters. So here is my top 10 pick. But let me know what you think – especially if you feel...
10 Swinging Sixties Crime Novels You May Enjoy

10 Swinging Sixties Crime Novels You May Enjoy

10 swinging sixties crime novels you may enjoy Here is my personal top ten selection of 1960s crime and thriller novels, listed – as judges sometimes say – in no particular order. By Peter Bartram Author Editor Journalist FacebookTwitter   1. Victor...
When Colin Met Shirley

When Colin Met Shirley

When Colin met Shirley (or was it the other way around?) Shirley’s Story: How I Met Colin Crampton By Peter Bartram Author Editor Journalist FacebookTwitter   An Australian girl walked into a bar.   I know. It sounds like the start of a joke. Perhaps it is....

About Peter

Peter Bartram brings years of experience as a journalist to his Crampton of the Chronicle crime series – which features crime reporter Colin Crampton in 1960s Brighton. Peter has done most things in journalism from door-stepping for quotes to writing serious editorials. He’s interviewed cabinet ministers and crooks – at least the crooks usually answer the questions, he says.

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