Detective Fiction & Undercover Agents

The Best Detective Fiction

From the Scarlet Pimpernel to James Bond, our enduring fascination with espionage shows no sign of abating. Undercover detective and spy stories continue to thrill and entertain us.

Why we like reading Memoirs

What makes a memoir so alluring? After all, they are not generally stuffed full with action, suspense, romance or mystery, which provide the highs and lows or other literature.

Why Is Crime Fiction So Popular?

The Best Crime Fiction

The popularity of Crime Fiction might wax and wane but at the end of the day, it still remains one of the most popular genres.

What Makes A Good Plot?

What Makes A Great Plot?

You know the ones! The edge of your seat, knuckle gnawing, nail biting books. So, what makes for a good plot. Is there a magic recipe? Or is it just potluck?

How Bestselling Authors Master Suspense when writing fiction.

The fact is that few authors really master the art of suspense and those who do are the ones who come to understand its underpinning psychology.

What authors can do to supercharge their creativity and imagination

How imagination develops and what authors can do to supercharge their creativity and imagination

Writing a good book takes individuality, creativity, and boundless imagination. Is this something we are born with, or can we develop and nurture a powerful imagination?

Social Commentary In Literature

Social commentary in literature

Never before has the voice of social commentary in literature sung higher. Freedom of speech has brought with it a cacophony of loudly spoken, written and sometimes harshly promoted opinion and judgement.

Best Time Travel Novels and Hard Science Fiction

The best time travel books in fiction have certainly gone through something of a transition.

Where are the readers of tomorrow?

Finding New Readers For Books

Will reading be ‘a thing’ in the distant future? And what does it mean for writers of fiction? More importantly, what are we collectively doing to keep reading alive?

Become A Bestseller By Writing What You Know About!

Should writers write what they know about or has this age-old sage piece of advice become something of a cliché.