Tony Berry Author

Welcome to my world. My name is Tony Berry, writer and editor (and lifelong pedant) with five crime fiction books and two memoirs to my name. Also running addict, failed chef, theatre 'luvvie' and dedicated cruciverbalist

It was one of those days of happy coincidences.  Or of the stars aligning. Maybe even the occasion of one door closing and another opening. Whatever. It all happened on the day when I at last reached the end of detective Matthew Venn’s long the slog through The Raging Storm. Sighs of relief all round. To be quickly replaced by the welcome news that its author, the estimable Ann Cleeves, is returning to England’s rough hewn north-east as the setting for her next book, due out in late August. Which means the lead character will once again be the irrascible… Continue reading

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Best news of recent times is that war has resumed. No, not that tragic and brutal one. But after a lull in hostilities, another far older fight can continue. There is a new leader to take up the cudgels against the barbarians. The enemy is about to be pursued with renewed vigour. In short, the Apostrophe Protection Society is back in action. This warrior against incorrect punctuation, but especially the inexcusable misuse of the apostrophe, has recovered from the retirement of its former leader and a new chairman has picked up the reins. And Bob McCalden has already promised to… Continue reading