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King's Lynn woman releases crime story book

A Lynn woman is swapping poetry for crime stories after inspiration struck following the Shipman trial in 2000.

Ali Carter, who was born in Surrey in 1958 and moved to Lynn in 2003 with her husband, five dogs and six cats, originally found success in poetry in the 80s and 90s.

However Ms Carter was inspired to write Blood List after the Shipman trial hit the headlines in January 2000.

Ali Carter is releasing a new crime story book (4687421)
Ali Carter is releasing a new crime story book (4687421)

She said: “The Harold Shipman case at the end of the 90s to early 00s really fascinated me. I always wondered if, how and why a woman could have done something similar – I wanted to flip the gender.

“The bookshelves are full of aggressive male antagonists, I wanted to write about a mad, bad and dangerous-to-know anti-heroine, of the coldest and hardest variety.”

The full story took Ms Carter time to complete as a 10-year long writer’s block appeared three-quarters of the way through.

She said she sincerely hopes it will not take another 12 years to write a sequel.

Ali Carter’s Blood List costs £8.99 and is available from November 28 from selected high street stores as well as online.

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