Q&A with TUESDAY FALLING author S. Williams

Category: Interview

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.

A Killer Q&A with author Catherine Hunt

Category: Author Post


Tell us about yourself.

I’m a journalist who for many years was with BBC TV news producing and then editing the main TV news shows. Started out on local papers in the dim, distant past. Currently run a media consultancy business. Avid reader of crime fiction.

Tell us about your latest book.
Someone Out There is my first thriller. It’s about divorce lawyer, Laura Maxwell, who believes she’s being targeted by someone intent on destroying her. It’s about obsession, fear, isolation; about how quickly life can unravel and how well you ever really know the people around you.

When did you start writing?
I only started writing fiction a few years ago. Up until then, it was all factual stuff. I did write a few short stories as a teenager but never dared to send them off.

What drew you to the world of crime?
Probably all the real life crimes I’ve written copy on over the years, some of them so incredible and bizarre they would never have got past a literary agent!

Where do you write?
Wherever I can but preferably at home at a desk looking out at the garden and some woods beyond.

Which other authors do you admire?
Difficult because there are a lot. To pick a few: Patricia Highsmith, Barbara Vine,  Daphne Du Maurier,  Graham Greene , Gillian Flynn, Nicci French, Stephen King and Iain M Banks.

Book you wished you’d written?
To Kill a Mockingbird

Greatest fictional criminal: Count Fosco in The Woman in White by Wilkie Collins

Greatest fictional detective: Arkady Renko

What scares you?
The usual things: wars, real life killers, cruelty – oh and politicians.

Are you ever disturbed by your own imagination?
Not really though it might be best to keep it to myself to avoid any strange looks.

3 crime books you would recommend to EVERYONE.
        Strangers on a Train – Patricia Highsmith
        Sharp Objects – Gillian Flynn
        Brighton Rock – Graham Greene

What’s your poison?
Vodka, rum, gin, need I go on?

Are you on social media?
Yes, I’m on Twitter and Facebook and LinkedIn.

How can fans connect with you?
On Twitter @chwrites and on Facebook: https://www.facebook.com/CatherineHuntAuthor
Or via my website: http://www.catherinehunt.com

 

Q&A with S. Williams, author of TUESDAY FALLING

Category: Author Post

Tuesday Falling S. Williams coverWhat 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!

 

Tuesday Falling is out Thursday, March 5 (this week!). Be sure to pre-order it here, and follow S. Williams on Twitter @tuesdayfalling.