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Paul Finch on writing Stalkers

It’s difficult to recall exactly when the idea behind STALKERS first came to mind. It was quite a few years ago now – I recall that much. I’m pretty sure I was having a brain-storming session at the time, taking my dog for a walk with Dictaphone in hand, trying to come up with as many high concepts as possible – either for story, novel or script.   When STALKERS first jumped into my head, I remember being quite shaken because it was so grotesque a notion that I couldn’t see it working outside the horror genre, and even then it might have been deemed gratuitous. However, the more I thought about it, the more I began to see how it could also fit into a police thriller context - that way it could be more about the investigation than the crimes themselves. Read More

Killer Reads meets The Wire

A couple of lucky members from the Killer Reads team spent a great day recently with Charles Cumming and Dominic West, star (and heartthrob) from The Wire. Dom had been asked to help with our promotion of the fantastic new thriller The Trinity Six (publishing in Feb 2011). We couldn’t believe our luck when unforeseen pneumatic drill action forced us from our original location into Dom’s own home. Team KR arrived sometime after the morning’s pneumatic events and armed with 10 pain au chocolat patiently sat and watched Dominic read from Charles Cumming’s new novel. He definitely sounded the part and gave us great hope that one day he may be persuaded to play Gaddis if a blockbuster movie is ever made….fingers crossed, fingers crossed, fingers crossed… Read More

Laura Lippman

Laura Lippman was a reporter for twenty years, including twelve years at The (Baltimore) Sun. She began writing novels while working fulltime and published seven books about “accidental PI” Tess Monaghan before leaving daily journalism in 2001. Her work has been awarded the Edgar ®, the Anthony, the Agatha, the… Read More