Friday, 21 April 2017

BEST OF CRIME with Sharon Bolton

Welcome to my latest BEST OF CRIME feature, looking at crime writers' top picks, from their favourite author and fictional detective to their best writing tip. 





Today I'm delighted to welcome 

SHARON BOLTON

for her Dead Woman Walking blog tour

to share her BEST OF CRIME ... 




... AUTHORS
Gillian Flynn, for her ability to dig out the nastiest, deepest-hidden facets of the human character and point the finger at us all. You! You are like this too!


... FILMS/MOVIES
Silence of the Lambs with Jodie Foster and Anthony Hopkins. Simple and terrifying. The perfect thriller, in book and movie form.


... TV DRAMAS
Peaky Blinders, compelling, dark and beautiful.


... FICTIONAL KILLERS
Dexter Morgan, because who doesn’t love a superhero serial killer?  


... FICTIONAL DETECTIVES
Adelia Aguilar in Ariana Franklin’s dark ages set, forensic crime thrillers.


... MURDER WEAPONS
Lily of the Valley water. Deadly poisonous, and the flowers grow profusely in my back garden.
    

... DEATH SCENES
The trail of maggots in Simon Beckett’s The Chemistry of Death.
  

... BLOGS/WEBSITES
SavidgeReads. I love Simon’s gentle, self-effacing style.


... WRITING TIPS
Read your work aloud.


... WRITING SNACKS
None. It’s too easy to gain weight with our sedentary lifestyle. Keep the snacks in the fridge.



About SHARON BOLTON
Sharon (formerly SJ) Bolton grew up in a cotton-mill town in Lancashire and had an eclectic early career which she is now rather embarrassed about. She gave it all up to become a mother and a writer.

Her first novel, Sacrifice, was voted Best New Read by Amazon.uk, whilst her second, Awakening, won the 2010 Mary Higgins Clark award. In 2014, Lost, (UK title, Like This, For Ever) was named RT Magazine’s Best Contemporary Thriller in the US, and in France, Now You See Me won the Plume de Bronze. That same year, Sharon was awarded the CWA Dagger in the Library, for her entire body of work.

Find Sharon Bolton on her website, FB page and on Twitter - @AuthorSJBolton


About DEAD WOMAN WALKING




Publisher's description
Just before dawn in the hills near the Scottish border, a man murders a young woman. At the same time, a hot-air balloon crashes out of the sky. There’s just one survivor.

She’s seen the killer’s face – but he’s also seen hers. And he won’t rest until he’s eliminated the only witness to his crime.


Alone, scared, trusting no one, she’s running to where she feels safe – but it could be the most dangerous place of all . . .

Dead Woman Walking was published by Transworld on 20 April 2017.


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