Kiersten Fay

Kiersten Fay is a rising star in the publishing industry. The author initially worked as a graphic designer. But, as with most avid readers with dreams of bigger things, Fay eventually saw fit to try her hand at writing. And, as a graphic designer, Fay’s skills have really come in handy in helping her create … Continue reading “Kiersten Fay”

Henning Mankell

Henning Mankell was a crime writer from Sweden who was best known for his Inspector Wallander series of novels. Besides literary fiction, Henning has produced plays and screenplays for television. The author was well-known for his left wing political attitudes and activism. Henning Mankell was born in Stockholm in 1948 to a lawyer who divorced … Continue reading “Henning Mankell”

Jenny Cooper

Jenny Cooper is the featured character in the Jenny Cooper series of novels by British novelist and screenwriter M.R. Hall. The first novel in the series that featured Cooper was “The Coroner” that was first published in 2012. The series of novels are generally within the mystery thriller genre. When we are first introduced to … Continue reading “Jenny Cooper”

Alex Morrow

The name Alex Morrow refers to a series of novels written by Denise Mina. The books have been referred to as Tartan Noir. They take place in Glasgow, Scotland, which is a fitting setting because Denise is Scottish. Denise was born in 1966 in Glasgow to an engineer for a father. Because of his work, … Continue reading “Alex Morrow”

Paddy Meehan

The Name ‘Paddy Meehan’ refers to a series of novels written by Denise Mina. The Paddy Meehan books started publication in 2005 and they marked the beginning of Denise’ second series of novels after the Garnethill books which launched the author’s career. Denise Mina is a playwright who loves the law and crime drama. A … Continue reading “Paddy Meehan”


The Garnethill books are a series of novels from author Denise Mina. Denise has been writing novels since 1998. The first book in the Garnethill series was actually Denise’s first novel. It set the author on the path to becoming a renowned writer of crime dramas. Denise Mina was born in 1966. Her father was … Continue reading “Garnethill”

Harold Robbins

Harold Robbins is one of the best-selling writers of all time. An American novelist, Harold’s books have sold hundreds of millions of copies. The author, who was born in 1916 in New York City, was the child of Russian and Polish Immigrants of Jewish descent. Though, for a long time, he claimed to be a … Continue reading “Harold Robbins”

Jackson Brodie

Jackson Brodie is the lead character in the Jackson Brodie series of novels by English writer Kate Atkinson. Brodie is a former police officer and soldier turned private investigator in his small town. The first novel that featured the Jackson Brodie character was the 2004 published novel “Case Histories”. The series of novels is generally … Continue reading “Jackson Brodie”

H.G. Wells

H.G. Wells is considered by many to be the father of science fiction, mentioned alongside names like Herbert George and Jules Verne. A journalist and prolific author, Wells was born in 1866 in Britain. Wells was never shy about his poverty-ridden upbringing and he often sought to glorify the importance of lower-class beginnings. Things began … Continue reading “H.G. Wells”

Inspector Wexford

Inspector Wexford is a recurring character in the Inspector Wexford series of novels by English crime fiction author Ruth Rendell. Wexford made his first appearance in Rendell’s debut novel “From Doon With Death”, and has been the lead protagonist in 23 more titles in the series. The series of novels are best classified as detective … Continue reading “Inspector Wexford”