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Harry Bingham

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Harry Bingham is best known for his Fiona Griffiths crime series, which has drawn rave reviews from critics, authors and readers alike.

If you've read and enjoyed one of Harry's books, make diddle-darn sure that you've signed up to the Fiona Griffiths Readers Club, by hopping right over here:
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You'll get a free, lovely welcome gift - and you'll be the very first to know when Fiona Griffiths is back with a further adventure . . .

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Harry Bingham No chance. A book comes out this summer - July - and it's a good un. (Also: a bit less challenging for claustrophobics!) Make sure you sign up to my…moreNo chance. A book comes out this summer - July - and it's a good un. (Also: a bit less challenging for claustrophobics!) Make sure you sign up to my mailing list - here: http://www.harrybingham.com/lev-in-gl... - and I'll let you know exactly when it's due out. Also, there'll be an extra little free treat for Readers Club members in between now and then. No spoilers, but you'll like it . . .(less)
Harry Bingham Wow! Good question . . . but I'm not sure if I have a great answer. Here are some of the things I've thought about a lot:

POWER: I wanted a heroine who…more
Wow! Good question . . . but I'm not sure if I have a great answer. Here are some of the things I've thought about a lot:

POWER: I wanted a heroine who was petite, junior, young, female and a member of a smallish regional police force. I wanted a person of no consequence. But I wanted her to have inner resources of will and determination that would make her, in truth, a woman of extraordinary power.

HUMOUR: Fi is a very dark character - that morgue scene (you know which one I mean) is as black as it gets, in a way. But I needed to make sure that there was something bright and upbeat in Fi as well. Her humour (*) is a big part of making her attractive and engaging, I think. (* - not a typo, just British.)

FAMILY & FRIENDS: Likewise, a lot of maverick cops in fiction are boozy, older men with dysfunctional relationships. I wanted the opposite. Someone who was mentally challenged in herself, but who did everything she could to foster a warm, supportive body of friends & family.

SURPRISE: One of the GREAT things about writing Fi, and I hope one of the pleasures of reading her, is that you never really know what she'll do / say / think next. When she does it, it's very often something very surprising . . . but also something that makes you think, "Oh yes, that's Fi through and through."

VULNERABILITY: I also wanted the reader to connect with Fi in an almost protective way. I want to show someone who is genuinely a very vulnerable person . . . so the reader wants to protect and shelter her . . . but who then astonishes us by entering places of great danger AND achieving whatever it is she set out to do.

I hope that all explains part of what's going on in my head - but I could write heaps on these subjects! Oh, and I will say this: that I'm putting the finishing touches to book number 5 in the series which will be a very interesting one for any prim young Catholic women with an interest in Ms Griffiths. No spoilers, but I hope your medieval theology is up to snuff . . .(less)
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About the Welsh people

The way it used to be – how Britain looked in AD 400


As you’ll know if you’ve read The Deepest Grave (US link here, UK link here), the Welsh people are Celts – the race that once populated all the isles of Britain and Ireland.


When the Romans ruled in Britain, from 43 AD to 410 AD, the people under their jurisdiction were Celts, and those people spoke a mixture of languages...

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The Dead House by Harry Bingham
"This the fourth book of the marvellous Mr B's I've read, and once again he's failed - to disappoint that is. Reading a Fiona Griffiths Crime Thriller is surely a lesson on how to write? It's sharp fresh and snappy and I love his style of writing...." Read more of this review »
" Yeah, Pat, she's a hard person to work with, no question. But we do get on all right most of the time. But, y'know, you should sign up to the Fiona Gr ...more "
" Thanks, Claire! You don't have to long for too long now . . . the Dead House is out at the end of July. (And, I know I'm biased, but I think this one' ...more "
The Strange Death of Fiona Griffiths by Harry Bingham
"Having just read all three Fiona Griffiths books in a week, I have to say she is, and they are, quite brilliant. I was lucky to have had the time to read them consecutively as their stories followed seamlessly. What a change from the middle/high r..." Read more of this review »
The Strange Death of Fiona Griffiths by Harry Bingham
"Fiona Griffiths is one of the most unique characters of any book I've ever read. She has a rare condition called "Cotard's Syndrome" which is both a help and a danger to Fiona as she goes undercover to help solve her latest case. I have read all t..." Read more of this review »
" Ah! yes, well then I know the bit you mean. I think some others have had your issue as well. Me, I think it fits right there at the end. It gives the ...more "
" The book will be out in trade paperback as well - only on Amazon, tho. "
More of Harry's books…
“...if it's cool you're after, then you're knock-knock-knocking on the wrong door. My maximum ambition is to make it to normal.”
Harry Bingham, Talking to the Dead

“It’s no good living in a world at peace if your own head is at war with itself.”
Harry Bingham, Talking to the Dead

“Accountants come in pairs these days. A middle-aged man in a dark suit and a sheen of perspiration, plus his younger accomplice, a woman who looks like her hobbies are arranging things in rows and making right angles.”
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