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Hometown:
Matignon, Côtes d'Armor, France
About Me:
UK-born. Living in France since 2001 with wife. Semi-retired journalist, still writing for English-language mag circulating in West France. Formerly with The Times, also the Financial Times, where I had a six-year posting to (then) West Germany. Member of UK Crime Writers Association. Eight thrillers published UK, also one-offs Milan, New York, Tokyo. Nothing in print at present, but I have not given up. Languages: fluent German, good French.
Books And Authors I Like:
Tony Hillerman (esp: Hunting Badger)
Donna Leon (esp. A Sea of Troubles)
Michael Connelly (esp. Lost Light)
Robert B. Parket (esp. Early Autumn)
P.D. James (esp. Shroud for a Nightingale)
Minette Walters (esp. Fox Evil)
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Mississippi Burning
Bullitt

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UK crime readers

UK crime readers

Why is it that UK publishers believe that UK crime readers are not interested in detective stories based in continental Europe? Reason I ask: not long back, I wrote two detective stories set in present-day eastern Germany (with its Communist and its Nazi past). My London agent sent them everywhere in London. The consensus was that…
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Posted on April 17, 2007 at 8:51pm

UK crime readers

Why is it that UK publishers believe that UK crime readers are not interested in detective stories based in continental Europe? Reason I ask: not long back, I wrote two detective stories set in present-day eastern Germany (with its Communist and its Nazi past). My London agent sent them everywhere in London. The consensus was that the publishers liked the writing, characters and plotting, but didn't think they would sell. Could this be because UK readers are believed not to want anything set in… Continue

Posted on April 16, 2007 at 1:46am

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At 1:21am on December 18, 2008, Michael W. Sherer said…
Island Life was published in March and does have a Seattle setting. Thanks for asking.
At 3:48am on July 11, 2007, Scarlett Dean said…
Is that an invitation? I did take french in high school. Still can't speak french, though, and at times, my editor wonders if I know English.
Nice to meet you!
At 3:29am on July 11, 2007, Michael W. Sherer said…
I'm working on the first book in a new series based in Seattle. I'll have more news about it in a few months. Happy reading!
At 12:59am on June 13, 2007, Nikki Leigh said…
I love the coast as a setting and it gives me an excuse to keep learning about the ocean, the coast, lighthouses and all that interesting stuff and the on site research is WONDERFUL. If you want to take a look at the area for my books, these are the links to more info.
Misty Cove (Gloucester, Massachusetts & Cape Ann)
http://www.nikkileigh.com/misty_cove.htm
Outer Banks of North Carolina
http://www.nikkileigh.com/obx_pictures.htm
I have hundreds of pix from both places on my hard drive, but tried to pic out a few to show the area. I have a site called the Readers Station and each of the authors involved share quite a bit of info about our settings. Its on our destination page. www.readersstation.com

Nikki Leigh
At 3:32am on May 29, 2007, Paul A. Toth said…
David, I sent a message...Send a comment if you didn't receive it. I will conatct you soon.
At 8:48pm on April 17, 2007, david boggis said…
Hi, Newt - you are obviously a man of taste and discrimination!
At 5:31pm on April 16, 2007, Newt Love said…
Any friend of Delphine can be a freind of mine!
 
 
 

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