Crime novel blog part 2

This is the second instalment of the ongoing progress of my sixth novel, a crime thriller set in England, in the winter of 1985. I’m still not giving away any plot, character or title details until my test readers have given their initial feedback.

The book is ‘finished apart from some editing’, which means it’s half-finished. Editing will follow my usual routine, where I re-read it with a chainsaw a dozen times, at the same time that my test readers have a go at it.

Considering how many crime/thriller novels I’ve read, it’ surprising that I didn’t try to write one a little sooner. It’s also a relief that I waited this long, because I’ve learned a hell of a lot from writing the first five novels, mostly that my choice of marketable genres was terrible.

If you are interested in finding out more about this book slightly earlier than everyone else, please get in touch via the contact page on this site. The same goes for anyone who fancies being a test reader, or just wants a free copy.

I’ll be keeping these blog posts short as I’m using whatever free time I have (not much, as always) to edit the novel and write the intro letter and synopsis that I’ll be using when I start contacting literary agents.

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