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Welcome to the new, green, entirely free to access Crime Fiction Fix magazine.

Crime Fiction Fix is a magazine for lovers of crime writing, whether fans,  beginning writers or aficionados.

For the past eight years, Crime Fiction Fix has been a subscription only magazine, but now we have decided to throw our archive of amazing features, articles and video interviews open to everyone.

The archive of magazine issues will be rolled out as downloadable PDFs, so avoiding the heavy energy consumption of a dedicated host platform, while all our video interviews with the great and the good of crime-writing are available here. We will be adding to the PDFs regularly, and to videos intermittently, so please come back regularly to see what new goodies are on offer.

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Issue #1
Featured Speaker:
Meg Gardiner

What is the best way to transport a body?
How does the law differ across the separate countries of the United Kingdom? Plus Fresh Blood: Clare Mackintosh
and much, much more

Issue #2
Featured Speaker:
Clare Mackintosh

Useful facts about
parental child abductions
across international borders
Forensic advice on bullet wounds
Plus Fresh Blood: Gilly Macmillan
and much, much more

Issue #3
Featured Speaker:
Kate Charles

Expert Insights: Should you research
your books, where and how?
How the bureaucracy of the law can have
unintended and unjust consequences
Plus Fresh Blood: Anton Svensson
and much, much more

Issue #4
Featured Speaker:
R.T. Lawton

What is the Innocence Project?
Tracking down digital information –
what can be retrieved from where, and how?
Plus Fresh Blood: Andrea Carter
and much, much more

Issue #5
Featured Speaker:
David Putnam

The different kinds of cops in the US,
and their different powers.
Is there such a thing as psychpathy?
Plus Fresh Blood: Hugh Fraser
and much, much more

Issue #6
Featured Speaker:
Christopher Brookmyre

What is literary PR and is it worth it?
Who owns a donated organ?
Can the donor ask for it back on grounds of misuse?
Plus Fresh Blood: Jamie Doward
and much, much more

Issue #7
Featured Speaker:
A.K. Benedict

How to battle your inner critic.
What is ‘joint enterprise’ and
what dangers does it present to the unwary?
Plus Fresh Blood: Nina Sadowsky
and much, much more

Issue #8
Featured Speaker:
Elizabeth Little

Are you a ‘pantser’ or an o’outliner’?
Is it legal to own a human skull?
Plus Fresh Blood: Andrea Case
and much, much more

Issue #9
Featured Speaker:
Craig Faustus Buck

What are procedures around visiting
a convicted criminal in the UK?
Recovering remains from a plane crash site.
Plus Fresh Blood: Claire Stibbe
and much, much more

Issue #10
Featured Speaker:
James Ziskin

Handguns – what to use
and what to avoid
How could you smuggle children across
the English Channel in a sailing dinghy?
Plus Fresh Blood: Mark Hardie
and much, much more

Issue #11
Featured Speaker:
Michael Stanley

“Could my character kill her victim simply
by serving her a salad made
with castor beans?”
How do one-way mirrors work?
Plus Fresh Blood: Shannon Kirk
and much, much more

Issue #12
Featured Speaker:
Yrsa Sigurdadóttir

What is forensic archaeology?
“Could my character mistake animal bones
for human remains?”
Plus Fresh Blood: Kate Medina
and much, much more

Issue #13
Featured Speaker:
Val McDermid

What is biological profiling?
Elizabeth Little argues that
adverbs are not the enemy.
Plus Fresh Blood: E.S. Thomson
and much, much more

Issue #14
Featured Speaker:
Zoë Sharp

What’s your poison?
Linda Stratmann provides pointers
on lethal substances.
How escalators can kill
Plus Fresh Blood: Jess Kidd
and much, much more

Issue #15
Featured Speaker:
T.F. Muir

Can you judge a book by its cover?
The way to get your novel finished:
“Sit your butt down and write’
Plus Fresh Blood: Ronnie O’Sullivan
and much, much more

Issue #16
Featured Speaker:
Mark Billingham

What is the Cinderella Effect?
Why are there so many sisters
in contemporary novels?
Plus Fresh Blood: Fiona Cummins
and much, much more

Issue #17
Featured Speaker:
L.C. Tyler

How to build a bodyguard.
What could a corpse buried face-down
tell you about the killer?
Plus Fresh Blood: R.J. Bailey
and much, much more

Issue #18
Featured Speaker:
A.D. Garrett

The Cinderella Effect – take 2
Ransomware – what happens?
Plus Fresh Blood: Jane Harper
and much, much more

Issue #19
Featured Speaker:
Chris Carter

The Jo Cox case:
murder or terrorism?
How vulnerable prisoners
are treated in the UK.
Plus Fresh Blood: Mikel Santiago
and much, much more

Issue #20
Featured Speaker:
Luca Veste

What is the clinical definition
of paranoia?
Reader – I murdered him!
Plus Fresh Blood: Mark Hill
and much, much more

Issue #21
Featured Speaker:
John DeDakis

What are the health benefits
of cannibalism?
5 stages to getting your writing done.
Plus Fresh Blood: Claire Evans
and much, much more

Issue #22
Featured Speaker:
Lee Child

From scripts to manuscripts
by Candy Denman
Crime fighting and new technologies.
Plus Fresh Blood: Khurrum Rahman
and much, much more

Issue #23
Featured Speaker:
Ben Aaronovitch

The art and craft of writing screenplays.
What are video forensics?
Plus Fresh Blood: Elizabeth Mundy
and much, much more

Issue #24
Featured Speaker:
Alex Gray

A guide to social media marketing
for authors.
A tribute to Sue Grafton.
Plus Fresh Blood: Chris Taylor
and much, much more

Issue #25
Featured Speaker:
Catriona McPherson

How to conduct underwater
criminal investigations.
What is phone addiction?
Plus Fresh Blood: Amy Lloyd
and much, much more

Issue #26
Featured Speaker:
Andrea Carter

How to write accurate diving scenes.
Be kind to your keyboard.
Plus Fresh Blood: Nathan Shipley
and much, much more

Issue #27
Featured Speaker:
M.C. Beaton

How to write experts without
patronizing your reader.
Suppressors and silencers –
making an informed choice.
Plus Fresh Blood: Stuart Turton
and much, much more

Issue #28
Featured Speaker:
Peter James

Faces and first impressions –
how we judge by appearances.
What are the damage zones
from a nuclear blast?
Plus Fresh Blood: Tara Isabella Burton
and much, much more

Issue #29
Featured Speaker:
John Lawton

Can you trust crime writers?
How to get your missiles right.
Plus Fresh Blood: Catherine Steadman
and much, much more

Issue #30
Featured Speaker:
Cathy Ace

What is a ‘Body Farm’?
What to do if lost in a cave.
Plus Fresh Blood: Claire Askew
and much, much more

Issue #31
Featured Speaker:
Quentin Bates

Why does the UK need a ‘Body Farm’?
Everything you might wish you’d
never known about spiders.
Plus Fresh Blood: Dervla McTiernan
and much, much more

Issue #32
Featured Speaker:
Candy Denman

A crime-writer’s must-have books.
Holiday crimes.
Plus Fresh Blood: Hania Allen
and much, much more

Issue #33
Featured Speaker:
Andrew Taylor

More must-have books
for crime writers.
How reliable is fingerprinting?
Plus Fresh Blood: James Delargy
and much, much more

Issue #34
Featured Speaker:
Lin Anderson

Blog tours – why, how when?
What can happen when
you celebrate with gunfire.
Plus Fresh Blood: Mark Griffin
and much, much more

Issue #35
Featured Speaker:
Mark Griffin

Book signings – are they worth it?
Trapped in an elevator,
and other nightmares.
Plus Fresh Blood: Nathan Blackwell
and much, much more

Issue #36
Featured Speaker:
Mike Craven

Are the UK forensic services in crisis?
Write without restraint.
Plus Fresh Blood: Daniel James
and much, much more

Issue #37
Featured Speaker:
Alison Joseph

What are forensic linguistics?
What do burglar alarms and nightingales
have in common?
Plus Fresh Blood: Bridget Collins
and much, much more

Issue #38
Featured Speaker:
Leye Adenle

Be careful what you draw – the Timothy Masters Case.
Do we all have a twin?
Plus Fresh Blood: Kate High
and much, much more

Issue #39
Featured Speaker:
Tom Wood

Writing accurately about tear gas.
The pitfalls of the present for a fiction writer.
Plus Fresh Blood: Leah Konen
and much, much more

Issue #40
Featured Speaker:
Angela Buckley

The stages of human decomposition
Why Jasper Fforde is a Buried Treasure
Plus Fresh Blood: Egan Hughes
and much, much more

Issue #41
Featured Speaker:
Mick Herron

Interrogation: how to get at the truth?
Dana Stabenow: a buried treasure??
Plus Fresh Blood: Elizabeth Kay
and much, much more

Issue #42
Featured Speaker:
David Baldacci

Interrogation: checking body language
Nicola Sturgeon in conversation with Ian Rankin
Plus Fresh Blood: Catherine Cooper
and much, much more

Issue #43
Featured Speaker:
Craig Russell

There is no Jekyll – only Hyde
Is white collar crime really ‘gentler’?
Plus Fresh Blood: Abigail Dean
and much, much more

Issue #44
Featured Speaker:
Alison Bruce

Musing on mass murder
How to rescue your character from an avalanche
Plus Fresh Blood: S.W. Kane
and much, much more

Issue #45
Featured Speaker:
Caroline England

How can you tell a lie?
MayDay – why?
What happens when you wake a tiger?
and much, much more

Issue #46
Featured Speaker:
Edel Coffey

How a moment can change a life
What is MultiplePersonality Disorder?
Your car – your helpmate or your enemy?
and much, much more

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