Archive

Mercy

It's hard to sit still when your client is scheduled to die in 15 hours! As he makes an 11th hour plea for mercy, lawyer Alex Sedaka is resigned to the fact that Clayton Burrows will be executed. Read More

A Q&A with Avon's David Kessler

The author of our current 'Featured Title' David Kessler gives us an insight into his world KillerReads: When did you start writing? David Kessler: When I was 15 and on the verge of dropping out of school in the early seventies.  I wrote a screenplay with a singing role for myself because I had dreams of being the next Donny Osmond.  I sent it to my mother's cousin - the film director Clive Donner.  He gave me some useful advice, but of course it was an early juvenile effort and nothing came of the project. However, having written it I discovered that I had a talent for creative writing - as distinct from singing or songwriting! And so I carried on writing from then on - and haven't stopped since. I should also acknowledge the earlier influence of my older sister Simone, who was an avid reader and writer.  There was a certain amount of sibling rivalry between us and I had already made some preliminary efforts at writing even when I was still in school to compete with her.  Also I should acknowledge the encouragement and positive influence of two of my English teachers: Mr McLaughlin and Mr Marx. Read More