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‘Emma’: a modern retelling by Alexander McCall Smith

So. Why retell Austen at all? Having read and reviewed Joanna Trollope’s ‘Sense and Sensibility’  (mildly amusing but ultimately unconvincing) and Val McDermid’s ‘Northanger Abbey’  (much more entertaining but still a little daft in places), I’m fast reaching the conclusion that it’s purely in order to shift a few books with minimum effort by appealing to […]

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‘Rage’ Blog Tour FREE BOOK Giveaway

What drives a sane person to murder? Prosecutor Teodor Szacki is about to find out. What’s it about? When bones are discovered in a bunker in Olsztyn, everyone assumes they’re relics from the German occupation of Poland, but it soon transpires that the bones are actually fresh, and that their chemical removal began when their […]

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Author interview: Mary McCluskey discusses her reasons for writing the increasingly chilling ‘Intrusion’.

It seems many journalists harbour a desire to branch out into fiction. Today on Buried Under Books I’m privileged to be interviewing journalist and prize-winning short-story writer turned debut novelist Mary McCluskey about her emotionally complex novel, ‘Intrusion’. In this dark and psychologically acute tale, a once happily-married couple are struggling to cope with the […]