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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 The sequel to 'A Murder To Die For'. 'The Diabolical Club' is another humorous novel with murder-mystery thrown in for good measure. I'm also doing…moreThe sequel to 'A Murder To Die For'. 'The Diabolical Club' is another humorous novel with murder-mystery thrown in for good measure. I'm also doing research into another possible non-fiction book. (less)
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…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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'Where do you get your ideas from?' 

It’s a question all writers get asked. And it's almost impossible to answer.

People want there to be a single, simple answer. But there isn't.

Successful authors have a particularly tough time of it as they get asked hundreds of times a year. Stephen King, in a Q&A for The Write Channel, said:

‘I can tell you about fifty percent of the time where I got the i... Read more of this blog post »
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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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No, seriously. This well crafted comedic murder mystery novel really had me laughing out loud with delight in many places and, on occasions, just slightly losing sphincter control. The “Millies” — the fans of the cult crime au..." Read more of this review »
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