So, who are you & what have you written?
Why do you write crime fiction?
I am a grumpy middle-aged man; I read and watch crime fiction and often think I could write a better plot. Hence I have written my own story to put it to the test. I will probably get shot down in flames for my arrogance.
What informs your crime writing?
Real life, people, their behaviours, relationships and what they leave unsaid. Biographies.
What’s your usual writing routine?
Early on whilst writing my first novel and now my second I try to write for 2 to 3 hours per day, but this develops quickly as I get into the story. Then I don’t notice the routine and how many hours I spend; also, my dreams often infect my story lines.
Which crime book do you wish YOU’D written, and why?
Bonfire of the Vanities by Tom Wolfe because it has it all; sociology, humour, pathos and the consequences of human frailties.