Monday, 12 February 2018

BEST OF CRIME with Thomas Enger

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 


for his Killed blog tour

to share his BEST OF CRIME ...

John Hart. Simply because he is a master with words and plots, not to mention a class act himself. 

Shawshank Redemption. A film with so many layers and great characters. And a highly satisfactory ending. The scene in the sewer (you know the one) is one of the greatest film scenes of all time.

I like a lot of them, but for me Sopranos still rates as the best - even though they dragged it out a bit towards the end. I loved Breaking Bad, too, although the same can be said about that show, too. TV dramas should know better when to quit while they're ahead.

Hannibal Lecter. Seriously, can you think of a creepier killer? A highly educated, cultivated man with exquisite taste, who is a relentless sadist and yet he isn't completely without compassion either.

Sherlock Holmes. Now, who wouldn't want to have a brain like that. 

A necklace bomb. Talk about a psychological ordeal, having one of those around your neck. Must be a lot worse than having a gun pointed at your chest, knowing that at any given moment your whole head can be blown off. 

Silence of the Lambs, in the ambulance, when Hannibal Lecter removes the skin from his face, skin that belonged to the man who was guarding him, as he escapes the prison... One of the biggest WTF moments I've ever seen. 

Don't sit and wait for inspiration. Just sit down and write. 

I try to stay away from food while I write, as my keyboard gets sticky and nasty, but one thing I can't do without, is coffee. Lots of it. 

Thomas Enger (b. 1973) is a former journalist. He made his debut with the crime novel Burned (Skinndød) in 2010, which became an international sensation before publication. Burned is the first in a series of 5 books about the journalist Henning Juul, which delves into the depths of Oslo’s underbelly, skewering the corridors of dirty politics and nailing the fast-moving world of 24-hour news. Rights to the series have been sold to 26 countries to date. In 2013 Enger published his first book for young adults, a dark fantasy thriller called The Evil Legacy, for which he won the U-prize (best book Young Adult). Enger also composes music, and he lives in Oslo. 

Find Thomas Enger on his website, on his Facebook page and on Twitter - @EngerThomas


Publisher's description
Crime reporter Henning Juul thought his life was over when his young son was murdered. But that was only the beginning...
Determined to find his son’s killer, Henning doggedly follows an increasingly dangerous trail, where dark hands from the past emerge to threaten everything. His ex-wife Nora is pregnant with another man’s child, his sister Trine is implicated in the fire that killed his son and, with everyone he thought he could trust seemingly hiding something, Henning has nothing to lose ... except his own life. Packed with tension and unexpected twists, Killed is the long-awaited finale of one of the darkest, most chilling and emotive series you may ever read. Someone will be killed. But who? 

Read a snippet of my review
'This is a tense, fast paced and gripping read, pulling together various threads to tie up loose ends.'

To read the rest of my review, click here.

Killed is being published by Orenda Books on 28 February 2018.

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