I’ve always wanted to write a locked room mystery, and here we are in a locked world
I came to think of these magazines as very important survival mechanisms, keeping people together in communities
He’s always been like a real character, almost like a mate to me
I’m now on The Chalk Pit which is the ninth and have no intention of stopping
I’m certainly attached to Ruth and Nelson in a way that means I can’t ever really just treat them as words on a page
Emily Winslow, with her multiple narrators (reminiscent of Wilkie Collins’ great detective novel of 1868, The Moonstone) has introduced an unusual and distinctive voice into the world of contemporary crime fiction.
I think of myself as a crime writer, but with the very broadest definition of crime.
My mum read things like Agatha Christie and British, cosy crime, but then she tended to watch American crime on the TV. Dad would sit reading his book, being very disapproving.
I have at times used audiobooks as company in the middle of the night, but apart from that, I have just picked the books that look like an interesting mystery.
When we think of seaside promenade attractions, such as fortune-telling, palm-reading and so forth, we tend to imagine stripey booths and bead curtains.