On Writing

THE GOTHIC IN CRIME

Margaret Murphy talks to crime authors Elly Griffiths and Rhiannon Ward about the gothic in crime, from Poe and Wilkie Collins to Conan Doyle, and explore the popularity of gothic elements in modern crime fiction. What makes the weird and spooky in gothic crime so attractive to modern readers? Video recorded at Perfect Crime UK 2020. Get DON’T …

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Murder Squad – The First 20 Years

From mid-listers to Diamond Geezers by Margaret Murphy Margaret talks to Crime Squad about Murder Squad’s 20th anniversary, her reasons for founding the squad, the stellar success of its members, and a new anthology planned for their 21st year.

Newcastle Noir: The Doctor will see you now with Margaret Murphy

It was my privilege and pleasure to be interviewed by Jacky Collins (Dr Noir) on her YouTube channel about Murder Squad and my varied life in writing. We covered the portrayal of violence against women, touching on my own experience of violence and how it fuelled my fascination for psychology and psychopathology. Our chat ranged …

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Before He Kills Again: Margaret Murphy talks to Crime Time

Margaret talks to Crime Time about Freedom of expression, voicelessness, and a return to self. Margaret Murphy talks to Crime Time about her Creasey Dagger shortlisting that was nixed by the committee, founding Murder Squad, self-marketing, and Before He Kills Again, the book that took ten years to see the light of day — and …

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Murder on the Midlist

Margaret talks to Ayo Onatade at Shots Blog about the frustrations of being a midlist writer, why she founded Murder Squad (now celebrating its 20th anniversary!), the outstanding successes of her fellow squaddies, her return to writing under her own name, and how her work with a refugee struggling with PTSD informed her writing of …

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Serial Killers in Fact & Fiction

Strand Magazine invited Ashley Dyer to write about Serial Killers in Fact & Fiction. Read our take on real and fictional serial killers, including Dennis Nilsen and The Yorkshire Ripper in fact, and Hannibal Lecter, Dexter Morgan and The Bone Collector in fiction: Strand Magazine.