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Some New Books (new to the non-ANZ world at least)

Almost three years ago, I turned my hand to crime. Crime fiction, at least. Actually, not even precisely crime fiction. Fiction with a crime in it. The idea had been on my mind for years, on and off, but in … Continue reading

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‘Creepy/Surreal’ – a Different Christmas Story

In late 1994, I was making an unhurried transition from practising medicine to writing full-time. (Inside I was hurrying, but outside there were still groceries to buy and a mortgage to pay, so some kind of regular income seemed smart.) … Continue reading

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Ho Ho Ho – ’tis the season to give things away

Around 1700 years ago, Nikolaos, Bishop of Myra, got into the habit of secretly slipping coins into the shoes of people who chose to leave them out in case rumours of his nocturnal good deeds were true. Fast forward a … Continue reading

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Philby and Frank and the Marathon that Never Was

There are always risks writing stories set in the here and now and, as I’ve learned these past couple of days, even greater risks in placing a safe-looking bet on the near future. Most of the time when I’ve tried … Continue reading

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How We Read When We Read On Our iPads

Last December, Amazon sold around 5 million Kindle devices of one kind or another. (Remarkably, it seems that about a dozen or so of those devices still don’t have ebooks of mine on them, but that’s an issue for another … Continue reading

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New (Old) Stories, Free Stories

Who knows where ebooks will end up once we’re through this one-time-in-a-few-centuries shake-up of publishing, but it’s time for me to make more of some of their early apparent advantages. Here are three of them: 1. Old stories never die. … Continue reading

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Merry Kindle Christmas and the blip that came to stay

Early this year there was a blip in US book sales that surprised almost everyone. E-book sales in January not only more than doubled e-book sales from the previous January, they grossed more than hardbacks for the first time. It … Continue reading

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