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The psychology of murder

Posted by Simon Parke, 21 Aug 2014

Which crime fiction classic started with these lines?

‘Although seven clowns started the evening alive, only six of them still breathed by the evening’s end. And while everyone saw the murderer and knew the murderer, no one knew their name.’

You probably got it…

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A shortage of peacemakers

Posted by Simon Parke, 20 Aug 2014

In thirty years’ time, whatever the situation, I predict a shortage of peacemakers in Gaza and here’s the reason why.

Israel insists it doesn’t intentionally target civilians and maybe this is so. And Hamas deny using civilians as human shields, which possibly is true.

But none of these reassurances reassure anyone on the Gaza strip – an overcrowded slice of land of nearly 2 million souls where the children have nowhere to hide…

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What is your self-image?

Posted by Simon Parke, 18 Aug 2014

We’re obsessed with our self-image, even though we might not imagine we are.

We have invented our self and how we imagine ourselves to be.

We have this picture of our self and assume it afresh every morning.

It is a daily hallucination which distorts the truths we allow ourselves to receive and cripples our relationship with others.

What’s your self-image?..

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Cover of A Director's Cut

Set in the seaside town of Stormhaven, the third Abbot Peter mystery, A Director’s Cut, opens the curtain on a dark tale of murder and revenge in theatreland. Abbot Peter and his niece DI Tamsin Shah, are drawn like lambs to the slaughter into the grievance behind the greasepaint and a rage behind the stage.

Cover of One Minute Meditation

A book of short meditations for use wherever you find yourself: on the bus, at the doctors, in your bedroom or by the pool.

Simon will be in the Literary tent at Greenbelt, Saturday and Sunday afternoons, for two talks on Abbot Peter, murder mystery and the psychology of crime.

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