Helen Hollick and stepping into alternative lives

As you’ve seen with the Roma Nova adventures, the whole idea of history taking an alternative path fascinates many people. I was delighted to be invited to join with a group of other authors a little while ago to explore that unique year in English history – 1066. Although there had been mingling of cultures […]

I've joined the Crime Writers' Association!

I’m delighted to announce that I’ve been accepted into the Crime Writers’ Association. You can guess what its members do…

Ever since INCEPTIO, since Karen Brown was targeted, kidnapped and threatened, there has been crime running through the Roma Nova thrillers. Our heroine even served as a policewoman, or custos as they say in Roma […]

Thriller, mystery, action adventure, suspense, or what?

What’s in a genre? More precisely, what’s the difference between the genres in the title? Are there any hard lines between them?

And what do we, as readers, get from each of them?

Action stories feature a lot of movement-heavy exciting scenes including but not limited to fights, shootouts, car chases, foot chases, explosions, fast […]