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Stevyn Colgan

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Author, illustrator, songwriter and public speaker. 'QI' elf, 'Museum of Curiosity' goblin, Cornish Pisky and tea aficionado. Ex-chef, ex-copper, occasionally X-rated.

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Stevyn Colgan 'A Murder to Die for' is the culmination of several things: firstly, the fact that I was a cop for 30 years; secondly that I love classic murder-myste…more'A Murder to Die for' is the culmination of several things: firstly, the fact that I was a cop for 30 years; secondly that I love classic murder-mysteries and classic British comedy films; and, thirdly, a desire to write a comic novel as so few are being written these days. We've lost P G Wodehouse, Stella Gibbons, Tom Sharpe, Sue Townsend, David Nobbs, Kingsley Amis, George MacDonald Fraser and so many more and the bookshelves are missing great comedies and farces. I knew that I could get some great comedy from the clash of cultures between procedurally led modern police officers and cosy-loving murder-mystery fans, especially if I set them off all trying to solve the same crime. The icing on the cake was when I witnessed inter-fan group rivalries at the San Diego Comicon; so I set 'Murder' at a crime fiction convention. Inspiration can come from many directions at once.(less)
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Don't blame the COVID-19. Don't blame the government. Put it down to the fact that this era of Colgan bloggage is over and it's time to move on.

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I loved 'A Blindefellows Chronicle' and dearly hoped that Roe's follow-up would be as good. And it is! At a time when the British comic novel is wallowing in the doldrums she has produced an absolute gem. Tristram Randolph is a glorious character (wh ...more
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Wonderful, clever, occasionally heartstrings-tugging, this is a beautifully written debut. Deserves to be entered for a few literary awards. Read it. You'll love it.
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This is an extraordinary book. It's a shame that there's no English translation but I got there in the end on the strength of my schoolboy language lessons and with a fair bit of help from Google translate. That said, the pictures alone make this boo ...more
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"A Murder to Die For was a delight to read from start to finish. It presents a wonderful look at the British obsession with murder mysteries and detective fiction, and at the same time is genuinely laugh-out-loud funny. The author, Stevyn Colgan, is a" Read more of this review »
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