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Happy autumn. Here's a short, sharp interview with Richard Godwin.
PDB: What’s going on now?
Wrong Crowd, my latest novel is out, here is the jacket Blurb
A sultry novel in which an art thief finds himself out of his depth in a criminal maelstrom when he meets a beautiful woman with no past.
When Claude meets Maxine in the Caribbean he falls for her. He does not expect he will start an affair with her back in London, then again he does not expect to have to call on the help of his old mate Spike, nor that will they become embroiled with Russian gangsters Vladimir and Grigory.
But then Claude will do anything to hold onto Maxine.
Peopled with thieves, hustlers, gangsters, gun runners and pimps, Wrong Crowd is a slick and action-packed ride into London’s low-life. East End villains and the Russian Mafia collide in a fast-paced novel of deceit and criminal obsession that sparkles as it speeds towards its astonishing conclusion.
PDB: How did you research your latest book/ short story?
I mingled, I observed.
PDB: Which of your publications is the most successful?
Apostle Rising, largely because it is the first and has had more time to get rolling, great sales and foreign rights. Second, Noir City.
PDB: What’s your favourite film/ book/ song/ television programme of 2015?
I do not have one now that I think of it.
PDB: Is location important to your writing?
PDB: What’s next?
I have just signed for publication of my next novel, out next June. It is narrated in four different genres.
Bio: Richard Godwin is the critically acclaimed author of Apostle Rising, Mr. Glamour, One Lost Summer, Noir City, Meaningful Conversations, Confessions Of A Hit Man, Paranoia And The Destiny Programme and Wrong Crowd. His stories have been published in numerous paying magazines and over 34 anthologies, among them an anthology of his stories, Piquant: Tales Of The Mustard Man, and The Mammoth Book Of Best British Crime and The Mammoth Book Of Best British Mystery, alongside Lee Child. He was born in London and lectured in English and American literature at the University of London. You can find out more about him at his website www.richardgodwin.net , where you can read a full list of his works, and where you can also read his Chin Wags At The Slaughterhouse, his highly popular and unusual interviews with other authors.