Just why does a nice girl (ahem) like me write dark, gritty crime and noir? It’s a question I often ask myself – and it’s a question I was recently asked by Simona, of Simona’s Corner of Dreams book blog.
I thought about the answers quite carefully and realised it dates back not just to when I started writing, but all the way to my childhood – the flames stoked by crime novels and series on TV.
You can read about those early influences, and a whole lot more besides, at Simona’s blog today. I hope you enjoy it, and that it stirs a few memories for others as well.
Oh – and mea culpa. I accidentally said ‘Cuthbert’s Law’ when I obviously meant ‘Sutherland’s Law’. This was a series set in Scotland, featuring the work of a Procurator Fiscal, and starring the late, lamented Iain Cuthbertson. Hence my stupid slip…