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Meet The Author – T M Logan

Author of Lies and 29 Seconds Why did you choose to write psychological thrillers? I love to read thrillers of all kinds – it’s my favourite genre. It just seemed natural to write the kind of fast-paced, addictive books that I love to read, which is what I’ve tried to do with 29 Seconds and previously with my debut Lies. If you could tell your younger writing self anything, what would it be? Don’t give up, you’ll get there in the end! Try to get feedback from trusted readers at an earlier stage, and listen to what they’ve got to say (also: don’t read your one-star reviews on Amazon, because nothing good can come of it). Do you have a writing routine? I will spend 6-8 weeks planning a story, getting the plot, characters and key moments clear in my head. Once that’s done I will dive into it and write every day, without fail, until the first draft is done. I’ll tend to write for 4-5 hours in the morning, possibly more in the afternoon if I haven’t hit […]

Published 13 Mar 2018 More »

History and Mystery in East Kent

East Kent is full of history. It is the part of England closest to the Continent; on a clear day, the coast of France can be clearly seen. Across the narrow stretch of water that separates England from France have passed Romans, Saxons, Vikings and Normans, traders and soldiers and sailors, smugglers and spies and revolutionaries task management tools. In the sixteenth century the Spanish Armada sailed up the English Channel; in the twentieth, Admiral Ramsay stood on the gallery of the underground bunkers at Dover and directed the Dunkirk evacuation, and a little later the Battle of Britain was fought in the skies overhead. The period on which we have concentrated is the mid-1790s. The Body on the Doorstep takes place in May and June of 1796, at a time of high tension. The French Republic, now a quasi-dictatorship ruled by a small group of men known as the Directory, had repelled all attacks by foreign powers, Britain included. Now, France was flexing its muscles. Invasion armies were gathering, and it was known that the Directory had plans to […]

Published 24 Aug 2016 More »

News just in: Film deal for Zaffre’s first acquisition

We’re enormously excited to announce that our first acquisition, Maestra by L.S. Hilton, has been signed up in a major Hollywood film deal. The novel is a dark and gripping thriller, and has been described by a leading international publisher as “an erotic Talented Mr Ripley” and by a Hollywood magazine as “the hot book on the street . . . a sexy thriller with a Gone Girl vibe”.Watch Full Movie Online Streaming Online and Download Read on for more information – Maestra will publish in January 2016 in paperback and ebook. Judith Rashleigh works as an assistant in a prestigious London auction house, but her dreams of breaking into the art world have been gradually dulled by the forces of snobbery and corruption. To make ends meet she moonlights as a hostess in one of the West End’s less salubrious bars – although her work there pales against her activities on nights off. When Judith stumbles across a conspiracy at her auction house, she is fired before she can expose the fraud. In desperation, she accepts an offer from one […]

Published 10 Mar 2016 More »