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Africa Scene: Kwei Quartey by Michael Sears

Murder Close to Home By Michael Sears Kwei Quartey is the author of the Darko Dawson series that follows the exploits of a police detective in Accra, Ghana.  He is a doctor…

International Thrills: Britta Bolt

Lonely Funerals in Amsterdam By David Swatling On holiday in the Canary Islands, German lawyer Britta Böhler sat on a balcony gazing out to sea, nursing a Rosé and reading a Nicci French…

Africa Scene: Frank Owen

Writing a Game Changer Together By Michael Sears Frank Owen is the writing partnership of Diane Awerbuck and Alex Latimer, both South African authors well-known for their work in other genres. Diane…

Africa Scene: Arthur Kerns

Finishing the Job By Michael Sears Arthur Kerns writes thrillers set around the world and featuring a free-lance protagonist, Hayden Stone, who gets into a lot of trouble trying to sort out…

International Thrills: Israel Centeno

A Literary Thriller Taking on Venezuela By Layton Green A long time ago, in what now seems like a galaxy far, far away, I was a young lawyer in a corporate law…

International Thrills: Anne Holt

A Touch of Clairvoyance By David Swatling Among Norway’s most popular exports are thrillers written by Jo Nesbø. And yet, English readers had to wait almost 20 years to become acquainted with…

Africa Scene: Michael Niemann

Telling a Captivating Story By Michael Sears Michael Niemann kicked off his career as a mystery writer with a story featuring UN investigator Valentin Vermeulen, “Africa Always Needs Guns,” which was published…

Seconds to Midnight by Philip Donlay

By Myles Knapp They say “write what you know.”  Philip Donlay takes this a bit further.  “Write what you’re passionate about.”  He’s been flying since he was 16, jets since he turned…

Illicit Trade by Michael Niemann

Two poor Kenyan men visiting the U.S. are found dead, one in jail, one on the street. Both used forged UN documents to enter the country. Valentin Vermeulen’s superiors have no interest…

African Scene: Leye Adenle

The Bloodthirsty Gods By Michael Sears Nigerian writer Leye Adenle has a pretty impressive pedigree. His grandfather, Oba Adeleye Adenle, was a writer and a king of Oshogbo in northwestern Nigeria, and…

International Thrills: Zygmunt Miloszewski

A Visceral Perspective By Layton Green We’re off to the fringe of Eastern Europe this month, discovering the fascinating world of modern Poland through the fiercely intelligent writing of Zygmunt Miloszewski.  Not…

Africa Scene: Paige Nick

By Michael Sears Paige Nick has been a copywriter for 22 years and writes columns for South Africa’s national Sunday paper—The Sunday Times. A Million Miles From Normal was the title of…

Africa Scene: Annamaria Alfieri

The Fascinating Conflicts of 1912 Mombasa By Michael Sears Annamaria Alfieri is the author of three critically acclaimed historical mysteries set in South America and two novels set in Kenya just after…

International Thrills: Anita Nair

By Layton Green As a reader, it’s always interesting to me when an author veers off in a new direction and writes something outside of his or her comfort zone.  Is this…

Africa Scene: Sally Andrew by Michael Sears

When Murder’s In the Recipe By Michael Sears With a master’s degree in adult education, Sally Andrew was a social and environmental activist before she and her partner decided to move to…

Africa Scene: Michéle Rowe by Michael Sears

Finding the Psychological Truths By Michael Sears Michéle Rowe is an author, script writer and story originator for film and television with a big reputation and a string of prizes to her…

International Thrills: Raymond Khoury

Conspiracy Thrillers and THE END GAME By Joanna Penn Raymond Khoury is a New York Times bestselling novelist and award-winning screenwriter. Raymond’s latest book is THE END GAME and you can find…

International Thrills: Sofie Sarenbrant

The New Star of the Swedish Mystery Scene By Layton Green Sweden has a history of producing excellent crime novelists, famous for bleak Scandinavian settings and dark, psychological suspense.  Names such as…

African Scene: Roger Smith

The Insights of Crime Fiction’s Tragedian By Michael Sears Roger Smith is the master of South African Noir. His thrillers dig into the present and past of South Africa, and what the…

International Thrills: Obinna Udenwe

Writing a Conspiracy Thriller Set in Nigeria By J.F. Penn Nigerian author Obinna Udenwe’s latest book, SATANS AND SHAITANS, is out now in Kindle edition, and available for pre-order in paperback. USA…

Africa Scene: Interview with Kwei Quartey

Corruption in High Places By Michael Sears Kwei Quartey’s first book, Wife of the Gods, introduced Darko Dawson, a police detective in Accra, Ghana.  Michael Connelly commented: “Kwei Quartey does what all…

Africa Scene: Interview with Todd Moss

A Diplomat Turns Thriller Writer   By Michael Sears Todd Moss has the perfect background to write political thrillers about diplomacy around the world. In 2007 he was the top U.S. diplomat…

International Thrills: Interview with Dolores Redondo

Creating a Visceral Sense of Place   By Layton Green The Basque Country boasts some of Spain’s most breathtaking scenery and mouth-watering cuisine.  It is also, at least within the pages of…

International Thrills: Interview with Quentin Bates

Iceland and the New Nordic Noir By J.F.Penn British author Quentin Bates spent 10 years in Iceland and now sets his bestselling Gunnhildur crime thrillers there. His latest book, Thin Ice, is out…

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