Author chat at UK Crime Book Club

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Thursday October 1st 7-8pm British Summer Time (GMT+1) on UK Crime Book Club.

Mancunian writer Samantha Brownley interviewed me about my books, films, career all kinds of other personal secrets.

This week’s blog

Will you be gripped by The Singapore Grip?

As disaster looms, the incompetents in charge can offer only complacency, arrogance and grandiosity. Sounds familiar?

But this isn’t Covid-19, it’s Singapore in the Second World War. Based on an acclaimed satirical novel, the glossy new TV series The Singapore Grip has gained in topicality yet received mixed reviews, but this week I ask: are they fair?

Read it here

80+ of the world’s greatest satirical works for free

Did you know you can download over eighty great works of satire totally for free, from classics to contemporary novels?

My new book – Laughing in the Dark – gives you links to all of those and more. And it’s free too.

Find out how to get it…

Charles Harris’ books

Out now in paperback and e-book, Room 15 is a psychological mystery thriller about a police detective who discovers he has amnesia and that someone is trying to kill him before he gets his memory back.
Gripping, compelling, fast-paced
Kathryn Riley

Satirical noir thriller The Breaking of Liam Glass has received five star reviews, #1 bestseller on Amazon’s Hot New Releases for satire.

And has been nominated for two literary awards. Now in its second edition.

“A crime story that is both very topical and darkly funny…” Robert Parker

The Cupboard – seven unusual short stories, plus bonus novella The Procedure

“Had me gripped” – Lyn Moffett
“Unique and fascinating” – Brian Moyo
“Constantly surprising” – Spiros Kagadis

Teach Yourself: Complete Screenwriting Course by award-winning writer-director Charles Harris

Teach Yourself: Complete Screenwriting Course 

Amazon bestseller that takes you through the process of writing and editing from before you start to after you finish.

Recommended reading on MA courses.

Jaws in Space - Powerful Pitching for Film and TV Screenwriters - best selling book by Charles Harris

Jaws in Space: Powerful Pitching for Film and TV 

Filled with tips, tricks and industry information on pitching and selling screenplays for fiction and documentary, single dramas and series, also an Amazon best-seller.

Recommended on MA courses.

Police Slang by Charles Harris

Police Slang

What the police really say. Funny and revealing. A stocking filler for your favourite crime reader or writer (or criminal!)


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