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Malcolm Noble

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As a young man Malcolm served in the Portsmouth Police, a chapter in his life that provides some background to his crime fiction. He has written fifteen mystery novels which follow the characters from the 1920s through to the 1960s. He has hosted his own weekly book programme on local radio, and a series of of his radio theatre plays have been broadcast on fm radio. Press reviews have emphasised the author's sense of place and atmosphere, strong characterisation and first rate storytelling. He has repeatedly been in the top 20% of authors borrowed from UK libraries. Malcolm now lives in Market Harborough where he and his wife run a bookshop.

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Malcolm Noble Hi Jason. My first book was written while I was laid up, on doctor's ordeers in a hotel room on holiday, but I guess some of best work has grown out o…moreHi Jason. My first book was written while I was laid up, on doctor's ordeers in a hotel room on holiday, but I guess some of best work has grown out of ideas that have been in my head for some time but I've never got round to working on for a few years. All of my 'creative stuff' is done out of doors. I don't know why.(less)
Malcolm Noble Accept the message that now is not the right time. Write something else, a diary, notebook, sci-fi or western (not my thing) and wait. Writers block f…moreAccept the message that now is not the right time. Write something else, a diary, notebook, sci-fi or western (not my thing) and wait. Writers block for me is when my imagination or creative cooking has not caught up with the script. I insist that I write something every week just for myself, something that will see no reader. That seems like good preventative medicine.(less)
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Lauren Hi Malcolm,

I finished "The Blackbirder"...What a great read! Quite a page turner. Thank you for the recommendation!


Malcolm Noble Candace wrote: "Hi Malcolm, I can't find the place where I can send you a message! I've never had that problem before... But I knew you would want to know that I finally received my package!! I'm very excited and ...



That;s great news! Hope you enjoy it


Candace Hi Malcolm, I can't find the place where I can send you a message! I've never had that problem before... But I knew you would want to know that I finally received my package!! I'm very excited and can't wait to get to it soon. Thanks so much.


Malcolm Noble I recommend Agatha Christie!! Not here to promote, Lauren (but Peggy Pinch is the one I like most). So pleased you started the reading group; I have always dismissed Styles but can see much in it to enjoy. So thank you!


Lauren Hi Malcolm!! So you write mystery novels...that is so cool! I will have to read your books soon. Which one do you recommend I read first?


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