Today as part of the tour I have a guest post from the author of one of my best books of the year and I have already posted my comments on Hell’s Gate a few weeks ago.
Malcolm has written a number of successful short stories and presently he is concentrating on a series of crime novels set in Harrogate, North Yorkshire and all are well worth a read if you have not done so already.
Born in Bradford and spending three years in Ripon, Malcolm has never lost his love for his home county, a passion that is reflected in the settings for all three novels.
Malcolm has enjoyed many hobbies from flying, stained glass making and a long held passion, collecting works by Northern artists; the art auctions offer a degree of excitement when both buying and certainly when selling. It’s a hobby he has bestowed on DCI Cyril Bennett, the main character in his latest series.
So without further ado I’ll hand over to Malcolm.
The hard part for me, names!
I take names from everywhere, directories, and advertising, even the side of vans if they seem appropriate. Occasionally, people will ask to be added to a novel, selecting the character to suit their inner angel or devil! I know authors who have offered this service as a prize. A great idea! Anyone want to be in a novel?
What do I read?
If I were to take three books to read again on a desert island;
‘Sagittarius Rising’ – Cecil Lewis
‘The Shepherd’ – Frederick Forsyth
‘Nangaparbat Pilgrimage’ (The Lonely Challenge) – Herman Buhl
My thanks to Malcolm for this post and I’m sure he will now get lots of requests to be in his next book (mine included)