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The origin of David Hunter part 1

The origin of David Hunter part 1

It’s funny how things work out. At the turn of the Millennium it looked as though my career as an author was over. I’d written four standalone novels in the 1990s, a couple of which had enjoyed modest success, with one of them even being adapted for TV. But my fourth...
The origin of David Hunter part 2

The origin of David Hunter part 2

Part II: “Is That Rice?” Tennessee was hot and humid. Mindful of my tight expenses budget, I’d booked a basic motel room on the outskirts of Knoxville, an attractive city within striking distance of the Smoky Mountains. I’d be picked up and dropped off each day by...
Living With a Series Character

Living With a Series Character

Writing a series with a returning character is a little like having a permanent houseguest. Even though they’re not physically in the room with you, you’re always aware of their presence. They’re likely to join you unannounced at the dinner table, disturb your sleep...
The Scent of Death – Background

The Scent of Death – Background

Sooner or later, everything comes home to roost. That was in my mind when I sat down to write The Scent of Death, the sixth novel to feature British forensic anthropologist David Hunter. Without giving away any spoilers, in some of the previous novels I’d deliberately...
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