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When you hear of cops walking the “beat” does it conjure images of uniformed officers breaking out into Fred Astaire tap routines? When you read about somebody being a “fence”, do you confusedly imagine him standing deadly still upright alongside your pumpkins and petunias? Here is Part 2 of your A-Z Guide to Crime Speak… Read More

Who doesn’t love a good crime novel and the whodunit suspense of a cracking murder mystery? There’s just something satisfyingly entertaining about the gritty world of con artists, safecrackers, cutthroats and killers. Perhaps though, like me, you adopt a fill-in-the-blanks approach to the criminal jargon interspersed through the narrative. Here is Part 1 of your… Read More

Not many authors have the luxury of leaving school and getting stuck straight into a successful literary career. In fact, most authors had to do a “day” job for a long time before earning any kind of a living from writing. Of course, writing requires inspiration, and where better to draw this inspiration from than… Read More

1. 1000 Places to See before You Die This book is a New York Times #1 bestseller for a reason – it is ideal for those who need a wish list of where to go on their next adventure and is an informative and practical read. 2. World’s Best Travel Experience’s: 400 Extraordinary Places 400… Read More

I have high expectations of every movie that has been made from a book. After all, if the book was popular, you know you are (almost) guaranteed to have a solid plot and well-developed and likable characters. Some books do exceptionally well when translated onto the screen: Harry Potter, Lord of the Rings, The Hunger… Read More

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