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The Story Behind the Story – on writing The Detective’s Secret

I begin my writing process with an image. For this novel, the image was a windmill on the Sussex Downs with windows inserted beneath the sails. Anyone living there could see for miles.

In my twenties I read Victorian philosopher Jeremy Bentham’s description of an economically efficient prison. His ‘Panopticon’ was a tower with cells fanning out around it.… Read more

West Sussex Writers

I had a fascinating evening, being interviewed by Lisa Holloway of Brighton’s The Space at the invitation of the West Sussex Writers’ Group. Interesting questions – from Lisa – and from the writers in the audience. I came away energized.… Read more