- According to detective inspector Haider Khan? Intrdue on his crime scene.
- Walk straight into danger.
- Attempt to question a murderer (see #1 + 2)
- Underestimate the power of lust and love.
- Eaten an entire pizza at three in the morning.
..of writing Crown Court Killer
Writing in a pandemic. Being creative during ‘interesting and traumatic’ times is difficult at best. Difficult feels like such an understatement for what writing in the past two years has been like.
Burn out. (See above) A combination of the pandemic and personal life stuff hit me really hard right about the time I began writing Crown Court Killer. It made the entire process a lot harder than usual.
A complex murder plot involving a lot more moving parts than I usually deal with.
Uncooperative characters who further complicated a complex plot. My characters often run amuck (amuck is such a good word.) But they definitely had mind of their own in Crown Court Killer.
Another story calling my name. I won’t lie; I spent a lot of the time thinking about Purloined Poinsettia, Motts’s next adventure. It’s hard to work on one mystery when another is loudly screaming at your muse.
“This is another good read from Dahlia Donovan. With how things are left for Motts and the past catching up to her, it’s going to be a tantalising wait for the next instalment.”
We meet Wayne Dankworth in book one of the London Podcast series. He’s the solicitor friend of Osian and Dannel who happens to have a crush on Dannel’s younger brother. He pops up in book two as well. But in book three, he is front and centre.
So here are a few things about him.
Motts and I have something in common. We watch loads of YouTube. I thought I’d share some of my favourite channels.
In no particular order…
The Try Channel:
All of the Welsh brothers channels