Answers to Your Questions on Writing

Apart from your background with the Met and CID, what triggers your imagination to write your plots? It could be anything – someone I see on a train, a holiday, something in the media, a dream. Anything. For example the idea for The Toy Taker, my third Corrigan book, came about when I caught my […]

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Insight into the Life of a Detective-Turned-Author

Are any of the characters or cases in your novels based on real-life experiences? All of my characters are of a type or types of cops I worked with, but there’s no direct lifts – they’re all fictional. The cases in my novels are not based on real crimes, but the atmosphere and process of […]

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How I Became a Writer

My senior school was a huge inner city affair. I often thought we were sent there to keep us off the streets rather than to be educated, the teachers having long since given up on us, but even then I loved to write stories. Unfortunately, if the school itself wasn’t a big enough obstacle to […]

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