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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.

BLOG INTERVIEW

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.

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MEET THE AUTHORS

Bloodhound Books Presents

A relaxed interview discussing four authors' inspiration, writing habits and tips. Featuring Mairi Chong.

YOUTUBE INTERVIEW

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.

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PODCAST INTERVIEW

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.

PODCAST INTERVIEW

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.

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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.

INTERVIEW

Top Ten Writing Tips

Read my top ten writing tips and why I give you permission to listen in to as many conversations in the shopping queue as possible!

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WRITE TO HEAL, HEAL TO WRITE

Women Writers Magazine

Mairi Chong explains beautifully in this very honest article how she uses her Bipolar Disorder in a positive way in her writing.

NEWSPAPER ARTICLE

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.

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INTERVIEW

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!

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STRANDED

Desert Island Reads

I had to choose six books, one disc, one luxury item and decide on which fictional character I would like to be stranded with.  Curious as to my choices?

ANNOUNCEMENT

BloodHound Books

BloodHound is pleased to announce that Mairi Chong has signed a seven book deal with us.

Mairi, a qualified general practitioner, will be releasing her medical murder mystery series with Bloodhound Books.

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