I am an avid reader, and have been as long as I can remember. My preference is for a good murder mystery or thriller. I was brought up on some classic crime writers – Agatha Christie, Dorothy L Sayers, Josephine Tey, Margery Allingham, Ed McBain – thanks to my father. My more contemporary favourites would be Kathy Reichs, Patricia Cornwell, Michael Connelly, PD James, Jonathan Kellerman, David Hewson, Peter James, and I could go on, and on, and on.

I am happy to read other genres – historical fiction (think Bernard Cornwell, Colin Iggulden), horror (Stephen King, James Herbert) and other favourite authors would include Anita Shreve, Joanne Harris, Sebastian Faulks and John Jakes.

I read very little non-fiction, struggle with sci-fi and am not keen on “chick lit” but if I’m honest then given a book of any kind I will happily give it a go. Above all I read books for my pleasure.

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  1. Hi, just found your blog via a Twitter re-tweet! If you have a moment please take a look at my debut thriller ‘Milkshake’ available as an ebook from Amazon and Smashwords. I’m a British-born writer living in New Zealand, where the book has already attracted the attention of the Ngaio Award for best Crime Novel. Let me know what you think? Thanks. Matt

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