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CRIMINALLY GOOD: Interview with author David Coubrough

David CoubroughSo, who are you & what have you written? 

My name is David Coubrough. I have just written my first novel, Half a Pound of Tuppenny Rice, a crime mystery, after a career of 35 years in the business world. My Facebook page can be found here.

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?31RIVyVrTkL._SX318_BO1,204,203,200_

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.

Thanks David!

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