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Ayo Onatade is a freelance crime fiction critic and blogger. She has written articles and papers on different aspects of crime fiction. She was a contributor to British Crime Writing: An Encyclopaedia (2008) edited by Barry Forshaw and The American Thriller (Critical Insights) (2014) edited by Gary Hoppenstand. She is co-editor with Len Tyler of the anthology Bodies in the Bookshop (2014). She is chair of the CWA Short Story Dagger and helps judge the HWA (Historical Writers Association) Debut Novel. She blogs at Shotsmag Confidential and contributes to Shotsmag and Crimespree Magazine. She has an eclectic taste in crime fiction, which runs from historical crime ﬁction to hardboiled and short stories. Her research interests include historical fiction especially crime fiction and crime fiction literary criticism. She is also a visiting lecturer at Kingston University. Twitter: @shotsblog