Q&A with TUESDAY FALLING author S. Williams

What drew you to the world of crime?
Watching James Bond as a child.  Then Get Carter. Then reading Chandler. James Lee Burke. Rupert Thomson. Working in Soho and swimming in the fabulous gutteratti that butters the place.

What author (besides yourself) do you think that everyone should read?
Me, I’d start with Dickens. Best characters. Best settings. For stone-cold, drop-dead brutal violence and moral relativism, there’s none finer.

Tomorrow, of course, I’d have another answer!

Tell us about your new book
Set in and under present day London, in the hidden areas of the City. Concerns streetgangers, pain merchants and the criminal underground being outwitted by a 17-year-old indy girl with a total disrespect for their supposed power and a fine line in stolen antique weapons. A hyper violent, super swear-y explosion of a book that everyone should read!

Is there a lot of research that goes in to your books?
Loads! From spending my time with people on the estates to actually working in some of the tunnels. From drag netting the interweb for ‘dark’ information to trying to work out just what was possible for Tuesday by ‘walking’ her world.

What are you working on now?
A YA novel called Stitches, involving girls, knives, a hood and an urban abandonment called Dead-town.

Do you think you could pull off the ‘perfect murder’?
Oh yes. I know where you live. All of you.

What’s your poison?
Anything with Quinine in it!

This post was originally published on the KillerReads blog on March 2, 2015.
Tuesday Falling
is out now. Be sure to follow S. Williams on Twitter @tuesdayfalling.
Read an extract from the book here.
Read our other post by S. Williams on pseudonyms here.

Other Articles

Author Interview | Claire Kendal on I Spy

I Spy cleverly mixes elements of the psychological thriller with elements of the spy novel. What made you want to join those two genres together, and how difficult was it? The novel’s shout line is You don’t see me, but I see you. I think this really plays… Read More

Q&A with John A Lenahan, author of Ice Lake

–     Lying and telling the truth are significant themes in this novel. What made you focus on these and what inspired you to create your central protagonist, Harry Cull, the professional lie-detector? I read an interesting article on how to beat lie detector machines by a man who thinks… Read More

Q&A with Kate Medina

1. Summarise Scared to Death in once sentence: Everyone is afraid, but some fears can kill you.   2. How long did it take you to write? Scared to Death took me a year to write.  I begin by spending a lot of time just thinking: developing the… Read More