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Peter Tickler's Crime Fiction Update

After spending National Crime Reading Month giving talks around a number of venues, Peter has spent much of his summer developing three scripts for short films.


It is, as he has discovered, a very different discipline requiring a different approach in many ways. It is, of course, very visual. As he was told by someone with lots of experience in the field, the last thing you do when writing a script is to write the dialogue!


Two of the scripts have already been filmed - one in Shenzhen in China and the other at Peter's home in Oxfordshire. One of the cast members is a very well established TV actor familiar to many via Midsomer Murders. Further details to follow soon.


Incidentally, all of Peter's Blood in Oxford books are now available as e-books priced less than £3.00.


Peter loves talking to and listening to his readers (and potential readers). He has spoken in all sorts of places, including a castle and a prison, so why not invite him along to your favourite organisation or your bookgroup. Email him at petertickler@btinternet.com. If you want to find out a bit more about Peter, why not watch the video (below) or read through his interview by Morgen Bailey. Click HERE to read it What is the connection between watching Oxford United, writing crime fiction and porridge? Check out his article in the Oxford United programme (vs Morecambe, 29 March 2013) and see if you can relate to it!


Crime Writing, Oxford United and Porridge



Check out this video: Peter talks frankly about crime writing and why he prefers Town to Gown for his murderous tales.

Reviews for Peter's Blood in Oxford crime novels:

"A perfect gift for someone who enjoys traditional detective stories" Oxford Times
"Deliciously thrilling" Oxford Today
"You will drive yourself to distraction trying to work out the perpetrator  " Oxford United Matchday Programme

All of Peter's crime novels are available in hardback and as e-books:

  • Blood on the Marsh

  • Blood in Grandpont

  • Blood on the Cowley Road
  • Peter Tickler | Author


    Blood on the Marsh

    Blood in Grandpont

    Blood on the Cowley Road

    The Modern Mercenary


    A List of Published work



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