Author Peter Bartram and I had a blast chatting over (virtual) tea about his hilarious mystery, Murder in the Morning Edition. It was particularly interesting to hear Peter talk about his own experience as a career journalist and how he channeled that experience into the Colin Crampton series.
The three biggest takeaways from my chat with Peter:
1. He was himself a reporter for an evening newspaper.
2. He was once threatened by a criminal he was doing a story on!
3. Even though we’re an ocean apart, we both live near a Brighton.
Listen to the episode below!
Welcome to Brighton, England – where they do like to murder beside the seaside…
Don’t you just hate it when you get the afternoon off – and then find yourself chasing a train robber with his loot?
Join ace crime reporter Colin Crampton and his feisty Australian girlfriend, Shirley Goldsmith, as they embark on a new adventure.
It all starts when Colin spends a lazy afternoon by the beach with Shirley. But when a daring robbery takes place before their very eyes, Colin reckons he’s on the trail of a big story.
But nothing about the robbery is what it seems. And before long Colin and Shirley are drawn deeper into danger.
Colin encounters a motorcycle rocker with bad teeth, a dyslexic tattooist, and a seller of novelty toilet roll holders as he chases down his story.
Murder in the Morning Edition is the first part of a mystery adventure trilogy which continues in Murder in the Afternoon Extra and Murder in the Night Final.
“By the end of page one, I knew I liked Colin Crampton and author Peter Bartram’s breezy writing style.” Over My Dead Body
“A romp of a read! Very funny and very British.” The Book Trail
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