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Child trafficking survivor & advocate, David Zimmerman, speaks out about child sex abuse images on Facebook

July 13, 2013 // 10 Comments

Facebook could start by including better options for reporting violations of policy and criminal activity. There could be direct links to appropriate agencies for the range of crimes committed online, from child sexual abuse images and trafficking to cyber stalking and bullying. Facebook could employ a moderator system that allows faster detection and timely responses. There could be an active law enforcement presence...

In the Booth with Ruth – Howard Linskey, Author

July 8, 2013 // 7 Comments

I enjoy writing crime because it gives you the opportunity to place your characters in pretty extreme, stressful situations involving death or injury, imprisonment or betrayal and it brings emotion to a story when so much is at risk for the characters.

Life – My Latest Short Story Available to Download for Free from Caffeine Nights

June 21, 2013 // 2 Comments

Max’s criminal career has been going downhill since it began when he was sixteen on an armed robbery job with his father. Now in his mid-forties, he’s spent more time in jail than on criminal endeavours and he’s back inside again. It wasn’t another getaway driver driving away prematurely that’s landed him in jail this time though. No, this time it wasn’t someone else’s mistake. This time it was his...well, the crack. He can’t actually remember doing what they said he did last week or why he did it and for that he could go down for life.

In the Booth with Ruth – Allen Miles, Author

June 6, 2013 // 4 Comments

I don’t have a formal writing background at all really. I come from Hull, which isn’t known for its literary talents. I started writing at a very early age but I never told anyone. For some reason I was always quite ashamed that I held ambitions other than “Thou Shalt Work at Reckitts or Smith and Nephew”. I read a lot as a child and I was quite insular. I spent...

In the Booth with Ruth – Charlie Wade, Author

June 5, 2013 // 4 Comments

I first tried to write when I was eighteen, but never really got anywhere. After reading Irvine Welsh in my mid twenties, I tried again and half finished a comedy spy book. After a few more failed attempts, I eventually finished the book in 2010 and have since written two more thrillers...

Soul Destruction: Unforgivable is Free to Download on Kindle from 24 – 27 May

May 24, 2013 // 2 Comments

Enter the bleak existence of a call girl haunted by the atrocities of her childhood. In the spring of 1997, Shelley Hansard is a drug addict with a heroin habit and crack psychosis. Her desirability as a top London call girl is waning. When her client dies in a suite at The Lanesborough Hotel, Shelley’s complex double-life is blasted deeper into chaos. In her psychotic state, the skills required to keep...

In the Booth with Ruth – Col Bury, Author

April 14, 2013 // 12 Comments

Firstly, and this is important if you want to move forward as a writer, to increase the available time, I made sacrifices. I stopped playing pool and football, which I do miss, a lot, but it was the right decision. I also only now watch selected stuff on TV, like debates, documentaries, crime dramas and films, and, of course my beloved football.

In the Booth with Ruth – Cathy Scott, Author & Journalist

April 10, 2013 // 1 Comment

I’m attracted to underdogs and giving them a voice. You can’t make up the stuff that happens in the criminal world. At the same time, I’m fascinated by unsolved crimes, including murder of Susan Berman, a mobster’s daughter, and rappers Tupac Shakur and Biggie Smalls’ cases. It’s an absolute shame that those murders have not been solved...

In the Booth with Ruth – Craig Douglas, Author

February 4, 2013 // 2 Comments

A boy of fourteen began to flourish when given English homework. It was the creative kind that made me explode with ideas. My teacher inspired me when she said I had talent. I've got her to thank for that. In my 20s and 30s it has been hit and miss due to a frenetic time in the army, but now I'm out it's even more hectic...