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MARTIN EDWARDS - CRIME WRITING BLOG
New Books Well Worth A Look
World-renowned Diamond Dagger Award-winning crime novelist and president of the famous Detection Club, Martin Edwards recommends his favourite reads of this year.
Five On Friday
'Five on Friday’ is a regular blog feature which is proving popular with readers as well as those taking part. In this interview, Mairi discusses her brand of 'medical crime,' her love for The Beatles and Bowie and her desire to promote a positive narrative about mental health.
UK Crime Book Club
In this hour-long interview, Mairi Chong, having just published Murder and Malpractice, her second novel in the series, talks to Caroline Maston about her books and why she writes what she writes.
The Hobcast Book Show
You've trained for years to achieve your ambition to become a doctor, but what happens when a mental health crisis forces you to leave the profession? That's exactly what happened to our guest Mairi Chong, who was diagnosed with Bipolar Disorder in the weeks after giving birth to her son. The effects were so severe she had to leave the job she loved as a GP, and rebuild her life again, coming to terms with the impact of the condition. That's when she turned to writing, and this week Mairi is celebrating the release of her first novel for Bloodhound Books - Death by Appointment featuring sleuthing medic Cathy Moreland. It's a fascinating and uplifting interview that doesn't flinch from discussing the impact of mental health issues.
Confessions Of A Debut Novelist
In this episode of Confessions of a Debut Novelist, I talk to Mairi Chong about her crime novel, Death By Appointment, the first in a series of 7 books. In this chat we discuss the cathartic power of writing, how Mairi gets inspired by eavesdropping and why cosy crime is such an appealing genre in these uncertain times.
FACEBOOK VIDEO INTERVIEW
Donna Morfett's Reviews and Interviews
Mairi Chong, celebrating the launch of her first book Death By Appointment, talks at length about her journey from medicine to writing and why she's happier than she's ever been.
Press and Journal
Meet the Aberdeen GP who went from medicine to murder mysteries.
It might seem an unusual career move to switch from GP to crime writer, but north-east author Mairi Chong says they’re more alike than you might expect.
The Table Read Magazine
I used to be a doctor, but now I write books about murder and malpractice. My protagonist, in the DR CATHY MORELAND MYSTERY series, is a doctor with bipolar disorder. It’s something I know a bit about.
MEETING THE DOCTOR
Cocktails with my Characters
I was delighted to meet Dr Cathy Moreland for a white wine spritzer in a local cocktail bar. But shocked to find out that her anatomy cadaver didn’t die as naturally as the medical school thought it had!