The author gives his tricks of the trade to the BBC ahead of the publication of La Belle Sauvage.
Ahead of a key summit, Theresa May vows to make it as easy as possible for them to stay in the UK.
Researchers say it is likely the increase is real and not just down to better awareness from GPs.
Legally, consent lies with the deceased, but in practice, relatives' wishes are always respected.
After five rounds of talks, both sides are making competing claims about progress. How much has really been made?
Animals were transported from as far away as the north east of Scotland to the Neolithic site in Wiltshire.
Haggis is to be exported from Scotland to Canada for the first time in 46 years thanks to a new recipe.
British soldiers opened the first concentration camp in Russia in 1918, during World War One. To locals it was known as "Death Island".
Priti Raichura and seven-year-old daughter Sia, from Leicester, take the BBC through their Diwali preparations.
Boys and girls preparing for their English GCSE have been separated in a bid to improve results.
A mother calls for an independent investigation into her son's care at a special needs school in east London.
The final raid by a German Zeppelin on London during WW1 killed seven siblings and 25 others.
As a Bletchley Park book of brainteasers is released, test your knowledge of the home of WW2 codebreakers.
Questions over the future of the FA's bosses and Theresa May's promise to let EU nationals stay feature on the front pages.
The Social Mobility Commission says low pay is "endemic" in the UK.
Lord Peter Hain says the banks "maybe inadvertently have been conduits for the corrupt proceeds of money".
17 years after His Dark Materials, Philip Pullman reads from La Belle Sauvage: The Book Of Dust Volume One.
The chimes will be the first since August when they stopped to allow repairs to the Elizabeth Tower.
Terry Butcher said his son Christopher's life had been "tragically cut short".
The cause of the blast at a property in Chippenham is not yet known.
The FA apologises to two players for racially discriminatory remarks made by sacked England's women's boss Mark Sampson.
Footballer Eni Aluko tells a parliamentary inquiry that a request from the FA's chief executive was "bordering on blackmail".
Writer and broadcaster Anna Raeburn had an illegal abortion in 1965 when she was 21.
Basking sharks prefer Britain's western waters and are not usually found off the east coast.
The King Arthur-inspired tourist attraction at Llangorse was found with its sword missing.
Amy Johnson - known as "Grandma" - has celebrated her 110th birthday.
Akshay Ruparelia set up his business from his bedroom during his A-level exams.
Frank McGowan was sexually attacked by Cheryl Cottrell at a party in Glasgow. He's now speaking out to help others.
When Archie was taken into care, the Family Drug and Alcohol Court sought to reunite him with his father.
Paul Stephenson has used exactly the same methods and materials - so can they be called Warhols?
As supermarkets fight tooth and claw for our custom how widely do discounters appeal to the better off?
The University of Oxford pays tribute to its first black student Christian Cole.
Use our tracker to check whether your local services are meeting strict waiting-time targets for cancer, routine operations and A&E.
After 33 years on our screens, the BBC programme helped solve numerous police investigations.
BBC coverage of latest developments