During the lock down period I’ve written another novel, The Not Quite Perfect Murderer, in which I’ve gone back to writing in the third person. This has been very liberating as it means I can explore the characters more fully and their relationships with one another. Ingrid, of course, is still very involved and most of the action takes place in and around Bath. There is a new character, Police Constable Roderick Morris who despite indications to the contrary is a rising star indeed. A character profile for Roderick will follow at some stage as he’s so new to me I haven’t yet found out exactly what makes him tick. I’m very gently ageing Patrick and James Carrick, only in a jokey way and Roderick, wasted in uniform, is a whizz at kickboxing.
The Not Quite Perfect Murderer will be published in July by Severn House.
I’ve now started another novel called Maggots. It's the name of a (thankfully fictitious) nightclub and describes the people who own it. I shall post a sample chapter here soon.
April 11th, 2021