July 07, 2012
It's murder out here in Rhodes
Well, here I am in Rhodes - the island not the town - trying to get glimpses of England - particularly Wimbledon - as I walk down the high street of this wonderful one-horse town of Pefkos.
The bars bend over backwards either to be more Greek than Greek or more English than English. You take your pick. Those trying to be all things English have very large screens of sport available.
My arm is in plaster of course which removes my main two delights on holiday. Running in the mountains and swimming in the sea.
So instead, it's largely a writing holiday, working on my first murder mystery novel. I've always wanted to work in this genre and now the publishers DLT have given me the chance. Wonderful.
I'm well aware I'm learning a new craft but I confess to being something of a murder mystery junkie so I'm familiar with the genre in all its beautiful breadth. What a great way to explore human and society - but I'm nervous of course, an apprentice among crafts men and women.
A particular delight is to hear from people who also love the genre and offer me their insights. What they like, why they like it. I didn't realise so many of my friends were murder mystery junkies too.
I'd love to hear of your insights, loves and hates.
As I say, I'm an absolute beginner...but hopefully learning fast.
It's out next spring, I think.
PS Favourite TV murder mystery at present is probably 'Lewis' I love that releationship...old time fan of Columbo too...
Posted by Mr Bojangles at July 7, 2012 04:00 PM