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…

Charlie and Dom then went on to interview each other about The Trinity Six, The Wire, spies and Charles’s MI6 experience and whether he got in trouble for breaking the Official Secrets Act. So just your average chat.


Having scoffed all our pain au chocolats, we finished up at the West residence and moved over to Charles’s home. After a lunch of shawarma and hummous followed by a quick cup of tea we probed the writer for more info on the book, the Cambridge Five and took a look at a number of rare documents Cumming has in his possession, notably Anthony Blunt’s death certificate!

Having completed all the filming we needed Team KR and film crew headed home, leaving Charles to cook a lamb tagine for his kids. Writer, spy, dad and chef, there’s nothing the man can’t do. Swoon…

Keep your eyes peeled as we’ll be previewing the videos very soon!

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