Mystery Thriller Week starts here and now!

The international mystery and thriller event of the year kicks off today and continues through to 22nd February, bringing together authors, blogger, experts, narrators, and enthusiasts. This online event celebrates the very best in all kinds of crime fiction: detective novels, action adventure, murder-mysteries, cosy crime, hardboiled noir, international espionage, literary fiction and historical investigations:…

Live dangerously: meet the author!

Crime-thriller writer Frank Westworth regularly consorts with killers, the fictional characters who populate his noir novels. His idea of a quiet night in normally involves intrigue and espionage with undercover operatives, hard as nails hitmen and ice cold contract killers. On Thursday 30th March 2017, Frank will let these dangerous people loose – in the…

Thriller writer Frank Westworth goes over to the Darker Side

Author of the Killing Sisters and JJ Stoner crime-thrillers, Frank Westworth, is the latest addition to the line-up for next year’s ‘Darker Side Of Fiction’ convention. Hosted by Hourglass Events, this one-day bookfest of all things mysterious will be held in Peterborough, UK, on October 7th 2017. To date, 24 authors have confirmed they’ll be…

FranksWrite: socks & violins

The Killing Sisters crime-thrillers, A Last Act of Charity and The Corruption of Chastity carry an ‘explicit content’ warning. How shocking is shocking? How explicit should an author be, and why be explicit anyway? Writer Frank Westworth explains… It begins in the planning stage. It is essential to write a plot plan and stick to…

True Lies at the core of crime fiction

Ahead of author Frank Westworth’s appearance at the BooksOnTyne literary festival, we asked readers of his crime-thrillers what subjects they’d like to discuss on the night. The theme of the evening is ‘True Lies’ and the tactic of telling the truth through fiction, but almost immediately the conversation veered off towards sex, intimacy, witty dialogue,…