JP Reiger, author of 'Clonk!' - How to make detective fiction funny, mixing creativity, and writing out of order
This week, we're joined by JP Reiger, whose brand new novel, 'Clonk!' is out now.
Paul worked as an attorney, and now spends his time as an amateur musician, and writing novels. We talk about how his work as an attorney has affected how much he plans out novels, and why he's quite casual about where and when he writes.
'Clonk!' is about the Baltimore City Police Detective Kev Dixit, seeking the murder of a local artist, and the unique characters that he meets along the way. We run through how he managed to write a detective novel mixed in with his love of absurd, dark humour. Also you can hear why it started as a novel about a London cop, before he took it back to basics and decided to write what he knows.
Paul discusses why he doesn't write in order, why he's happy for anyone to read his books, and how to differentiate protagonists in a world of grisly coppers.
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