It’s episode 63 and today I’m bringing you a brilliant conversation I had with William Shaw, author of the excellent Breen and Tozer series of novels set in late 60’s London, not to mention a bunch of other contemporary crime thrillers. He’s a lovely bloke and the interview is full of inspiration.
Before becoming a crime writer, William was an award-winning music journalist and the author of several non-fiction books including Westsiders: Stories of the Boys in the Hood, about a year spent with the young men of South Central Los Angeles, and A Superhero For Hire, a compilation of columns in the Observer Magazine.
The New York Times has called his series of detective books set in late sixties London “an elegy for an entire alienated generation.” And several of his books have been longlisted and nominated for various awards including Theakston’s Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year, The Barry Award and the CWA Historical Dagger.
We also talked about his standalone crime novel, The Birdwatcher, now available as your free download from Audible as part of your free 30 day trial by using the following show link: www.audibletrial.com/joinedup
Today’s Book Blogger’s Corner came courtesy of Katherine Sunderland over at bibliomaniacuk.co.uk. reviewing Bad Sister by Sam Carrington. Follow Katherine on twitter @KatherineSunde3 and check out her blog here too.
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