DIVE a totally gripping, breathlessly twisty crime mystery

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DIVE a totally gripping, breathlessly twisty crime mystery

DIVE a totally gripping, breathlessly twisty crime mystery

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When his daughter disappears and bodies surface in the river matching her description, workaholic diver David Cade and disgraced detective Naomi Harding join forces to uncover a sinister crime that will change the course of everything. The series will follow Metropolitan Police diver David Cade as he uncovers the secrets of The River Thames. Her punishment is to be side-lined to the Marine Policing Unit, or 'frogmen', whose main aim is to dredge up dead bodies from the Thames and pass them on to the 'real' police. If you’re lucky you’ll find treasure on the foreshore; if you’re not, you could see a body being dredged from the mud. He is a freelance editor for The Literary Consultancy and teaches their self-editing online courses.

In the case of Dive and the publishing deal, I put my faith in what I now identify as unscrupulous practices.Dive sat dormant on my laptop until July 2019, when, following Kerry Hudson’sbrilliant one-time-only Breakthrough Festival, I was encouraged to finish. A Sheffield native and a keen walker and runner, at weekends you’ll usually find her out and about enjoying the green spaces in Sheffield and the Peak District with her family. They are a relegated, forgotten bunch, and the (fictional) attitudes of serving police officers around them reflects that.

It’s one of the UK’s biggest crime scenes in that bodies surfacing is a daily occurrence, but it’s also used to traffic drugs and launder money, traffic people illegally and broker organs. It was longlisted for the Bruntwood Prize, and reached the top 26% of submissions for BBC Drama Room, which saw nearly 4,718 applications. I just felt it was the perfect setting for a thriller exploring a part of London that’s rarely glimpsed, this undertow of criminality concealed beneath the surface. So the first and last questions I ask are: what kind of experience do you want both sets of readers to have? There were definitely some publishers that said they wanted something more conventionally commercial.

If you’d like to know more, I took part in Diary of a Debut Novelist, run by the brilliant Emma Christie. As the second publication date slipped by with a severe communication breakdown, it became clear that my riders requested from the outset would not be delivered. If the publishing industry were forthcoming about what really goes on behind closed doors, no-one would ever pursue writing novels in the traditional way. You saw that truth-to-power narrative playing out on a larger scale with the recent HarperCollins union strikes. A keen fell and trail runner, when not working she is usually out using her poor navigation skills to recce a route, or mountain biking in Grizedale Forest with her canine companion, Gilbert.

John is responsible for developing VP into one of the leading publishers of outdoor books in the UK. It’s the publisher’s responsibility to disclose their honest misgivings about market position if it factors into their decision. Dive’ was a screenplay before it became a novel, and I spent six months writing that before I thought of it in another form.It was incredibly exciting to have a story to tell that (to the best of my knowledge) has never been viewed through the lens of a police diver.

The dead girls all have the same nightclub stamp on the backs of their hands — the same one David's daughter had the day she disappeared. It’s information I wish I’d known at the time, and since being forewarned is forearmed, I would like to share my honest experience.In this episode of Confessions of a Debut Novelist, I'm talking to Jon Barton about his crime novel Dive. Under his guidance, our titles have picked up numerous awards – including the prestigious Boardman Tasker Prize, the Grand Prize at the Banff Mountain Book Festival and the TGO Book of the Year award.

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