About me






I’m Samantha, but call me Sam. I love floral prints, drinking coffee and I’m addicted to reading books. And not just any books either, crime books are my thing.


Sam holding Harlan Coben novel

I grew to love crime fiction when a colleague bought me Caught by Harlan Coben. Once I devoured that book and four others by him, I knew I’d found my favourite genre. So, true to any crime book-obsessed person, I made room in my life for paranoia, serial killers and OMG-what-is-going-on-here books. (It would be a bit awkward if I didn’t add ‘books’ to the end of that sentence, wouldn’t it?)

Stack of books on wall

Which brings me to This Crime Book. It’s my space, my chance, to go absolutely nuts about crime novels. I’ll be talking about books that’ve stolen my sleep and kept me away from my loved ones (I’m not sure if that’s good or bad). And every so often I’ll tell you about how happy they’ve made me as a reader, but as a writer, they’ve annoyed the hell out of me because I never came up with that brilliant book idea myself. (You’ll notice I say this quite a lot in my posts.)

But that’s enough about me. I hope you enjoy my blog – happy reading.