Pic 1 L-R Zoe Sharp, Matt Lynn and Richard Jay Parker take questions.
Pic 2 L-R Matt Lynn, Richard Jay Parker, Zoe Sharp and organisers Chris Heward, Trish Kenny and Alasdair Kean.
(Photographs courtesy Andy Butler ZACE Photographic)
Afraid this report is a little tardy as I've been away for a week but just thought I'd let you know what an enjoyable night The Curzon Group had in Derby debating the great British thriller and the world of thriller writing in general.
Matt Lynn, Zoe Sharp and I were pleased to see such a good turnout - one of the best attendances the library's had - according to our hosts.
An hour of debate between writers flew by with discussion focussing on what constitutes a thriller (a question that we could have debated for another few hours), British thrillers, violence in fiction, characterisation, research and how each of us approaches our writing. After a wine break we then read passages from our books and took questions from the audience.
It was informal and great fun and we were made very welcome. Thanks Derby.
If there's anyone out there who would like to organise a similar event at their UK library then don't hesitate to contact Matt, Zoe or I through our respective websites.
Have a peaceful Easter.