Welcome to Crime Review

Welcome to Crime Review! Thanks for calling in. We’re going live with our inaugural edition in a week’s time, but until then, we thought we’d take this opportunity to put ourselves through the hoop of a Countdown interview. Linda’s interview is to your right, and Sharon’s is here.

We’d been blithely telling everyone that if answering the questions takes more than ten minutes, there’s some over-thinking going on, but then we discovered just how tricky some of the questions are… So many thanks to all the authors who have already jumped through that same hoop.

We’d like to take this opportunity to thank our web designer, Simon Marsh, for all his hard work, help and patience over the past few months. Thanks are also owed to graphic designer, Mark Lumley, of The Creative Edge, for our lovely logo.

Mark can be contacted at mark@creativeedge.me.uk.

In the coming months, we’ll be bringing you 12 reviews every fortnight, along with a Countdown interview and an editorial. Please help up spread the word to crime lovers everywhere by dropping in here on a regular basis.

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See you next week!

                                                                                    Linda & Sharon

Countdown with
Linda Wilson

Linda Wilson was born in Preston, Lancashire, coming south to the University of Bristol to study law in 1979. She joined the caving club, was loaned a pair of boots that fell apart on the second trip, but the resulting marriage has lasted somewhat longer. In 1981, she co-authored The Tolkien Quiz Book (published by W.H.Allen) with Nigel Robinson, thereby putting a misspent youth to good use. She became a partner in a firm of solicitors for twenty years before retiring to concentrate on her hobbies, which include caving, the study of cave art, reading and writing. She divides her time between the UK and the Perigord region of France.

Ten words to sum up your working life to date ...

Worked as a solicitor for 25 years, now having fun.

Nine things you can see from where you're sitting ...

A life-sized bronze goose called Charlie. A pot of silk cyclamen so realistic that a friend once spent two weeks watering them. A busy Lizzie plant from unbroken stock that my husband has had for over 40 years. A small fluffy grey toy bear owned by one of my lurchers. Two sleeping lurchers. A two metre high rubber plant called Eric that I bought my husband for a first anniversary present 31 years ago. A small painting by an artist called John Ridgewell. A ceramic model of a hare.

Eight minutes to prepare a meal. What's it going to be ?

Bacon, onion, mushroom and cheese omelette.