Lucie Whitehouse - 'Critical Incidents' author talks procedural crime novels, switching genres and ideas from thin air.

'Critical Incidents' is Lucie Whitehouse's 5th book, and it marks something of a departure for her. Her previous novels are mainly focused on psychological thriller, whereas the new one is procedural. This means things need to be spot on, the way the police work, the way the crime is committed and how it's solved. We talk about the move, how she found changing styles liberating and where it takes her next.


You can also hear how Lucie Whitehouse prefers working in an all-women space, why she needs to leave the house to write, and how well she knows her characters and why even sometimes they come to her fully-formed, from thin air.


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