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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Andrew Cartmel (Author, The Vinyl Detective)

By Marty Mulrooney

Andrew Cartmel Interview - Alternative Magazine Online

Following on from our recent reviews of Written In Dead Wax (“charming, funny and engaging”) and The Run-Out Groove (“a follow-up every bit the equal of its highly memorable predecessor”), Alternative Magazine Online is proud to present an exclusive online interview with the talented cat lover behind The Vinyl Detective, author Andrew Cartmel!

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BOOK REVIEW – Nothing Left To Lose by Dan Wells

By Marty Mulrooney

Nothing Left To Lose by Dan Wells

Nothing Left To Lose is the latest – possibly final – novel in the John Wayne Cleaver series of books written by Dan Wells. Following on from I Am Not A Serial Killer (which was recently adapted into a wonderful feature film starring Max Records and Christopher Lloyd), Mr Monster, I Don’t Want To Kill You, The Devil’s Only Friend and Over Your Dead Body, Nothing Left To Lose finds John hunting down monsters in a small town in Arizona. With the FBI on his tail and the Dark Lady ready for a fight, it’s only a matter of time before the blood starts flowing…

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BOOK REVIEW – The Vinyl Detective: The Run-Out Groove by Andrew Cartmel

By Marty Mulrooney

The Vinyl Detective The Run-Out Groove by Andrew Cartmel

The Run-Out Groove by novelist and screenwriter Andrew Cartmel (Midsomer Murders, Torchwood, Doctor Who) is the second book in the ‘Vinyl Detective’ series. Published in May 2017 by Titan Books, it finds the Vinyl Detective and his friends searching for the lost child of iconic 1960s singer Valerian, who killed herself under mysterious circumstances…

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BOOK REVIEW – The Vinyl Detective: Written In Dead Wax by Andrew Cartmel

By Marty Mulrooney

The Vinyl Detective Written In Dead Wax by Andrew Cartmel

Written In Dead Wax by novelist and screenwriter Andrew Cartmel (Midsomer Murders, Torchwood, Doctor Who) is the first book in a brand new series featuring ‘The Vinyl Detective’. Published in May 2016 by Titan Books, it’s a tale of priceless records, mysterious women, jazz history… and murder.

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With G X Todd (Author, Defender)

By Marty Mulrooney

G X Todd Interview - Alternative Magazine Online

Alternative Magazine Online reviewed Defender earlier this year, describing it as “a highly impressive debut that will make you seriously question your own thoughts” and 2017’s “first great novel.” The first of a planned four-part series, it is set in a future where the majority of the population has gone insane due to the ‘voices’ in their heads. It’s thought-provoking, exciting and scary. AMO is therefore thrilled to present an exclusive online interview with the book’s talented British author, G X Todd!

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INTERVIEW – In Conversation With Barbra Leslie (Author, Rehab Run: A Danny Cleary Novel)

By Marty Mulrooney

Barbra Leslie Interview - Rehab Run

Alternative Magazine Online recently reviewed Rehab Run: A Danny Cleary Novel (published by Titan Books), describing it as “an impressively well-written novel that is, perhaps appropriately, more inhaled than read.” AMO is therefore delighted to welcome back talented author Barbra Leslie for another exclusive online interview where we candidly discuss the creative writing process, the autonomous nature of flawed hero Danny Cleary, the beautiful Annapolis Valley and her exciting plans for the next book in the series.

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BOOK REVIEW – Defender by G X Todd

By Marty Mulrooney

Defender by G X Todd

Defender is the debut novel – the first of a planned four-part series – of British author G X Todd, a thirty-four year-old librarian from the West Midlands. Published today in the UK (12th January 2017) by Headline, it is set in a future where the majority of the population has gone insane due to the ‘voices’ in their heads. Following an unprecedented number of suicides and murders, the survivors have scattered across an American landscape gone to ruin. As the story begins, a young girl sits on the dusty roadside of this post-apocalyptic nightmare trying to sell homemade lemonade. She needs a ride. After days without luck, she’s close to giving up. Then a man with a gun comes along on a motorcycle and the voice inside his head suggests he should stop for a drink…

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