The small world of crime fiction
On the flight back from Crimefest in Bristol last year, I was struck by how many crime writers I know. Glancing around the plane, I realised I’d met about 80% of the authors that passengers were reading. Not once – EVER – have I spotted someone reading one of my books. That’ll be a big day, if it ever comes. And the person reading should be very afraid.
Bristol was excellent – will definitely go again this year. Fellow author and Crimefest convenor Donna Moore (and her dad!) seem to think I was a little out of control there in May 2010. Careful what you write in your blog, Donna, I once had a reputation to uphold. Nice that you have included The Devil’s Staircase in your top ten for the year!