IT IS OUR PLEASURE TO WELCOME JEFFERY DEAVER TO MBA&M….
SUSPENSE/THRILLER AUTHOR OF…
“THE KILL ROOM”
So without further ado, welcome Jeffery….
MBA&M: Welcome to MBA&M,Jeffery, please tell our readers a little about yourself and where we may connect with you?
JD: Thanks! I’m a former lawyer, journalist and folksinger who has been a full-time thriller writer for about 25 years. The best way to follow what’s happen is—naturally—through the web. At jefferydeaver.com and to follow me on Facebook and Twitter.
MBA&M: What draws you to write a suspense/thriller with government-sanctioned “hit men” included?
JD: I wanted to write a political novel for the first time and the Anwar al-Awlaki killing (a U.S. citizen killed by a drone strike in Yemen a few years ago) struck me as a good hook for a thriller featuring Lincoln Rhyme, the main character of nine other novels, beginning with The Bone Collector.
MBA&M: Living in North Carolina myself, do you draw much insight from your background? Or is it all in your mind, inquiring minds want to know?
JD: No, nearly all what I write is made up and researched, although in The Kill Room my killer is a gourmet cook and uses some of those techniques to dispatch people. I share that skill (the cooking, not the homicide).
MBA&M: What grabbed your intention with the title “The Kill Room”? Why that title and not another?
JD:The Kill Room title is itself a clue as to what happens in the story, and so I had to use that, or a variation. I can’t say more because it’s a surprise.
MBA&M: Which character was or is the hardest to write and why? Are villains harder to write or heroes?
JD: Bad guys are the best to write, because they’re the most fun (getting all those frustrations out, maybe). But neither heroes nor villains are harder or easier; all characters have to be drawn carefully.
MBA&M: What is your next project?
JD:The October List (Grand Central, October, 2013), a thriller written in reverse. A new Lincoln Rhyme in 2014 and a short story collection, Trouble in Mind, 2014.
Thank you for taking the time out of your busy schedule to visit with us and our readers today!
* Photo credit for the one of Jeffery Deaver ( Niko Giovanni Coniglio)*
Jeffery Deaver is the #1 international bestselling author of more than thirty novels, two collections of short stories, and a nonfiction law book. His books are sold in 150 countries and translated into 25 languages. A former journalist, folksinger, and attorney, he was born outside of Chicago and has a bachelor of journalism degree from the University of Missouri and a law degree from Fordham University.
For more interesting facts and information visit: http://www.jefferydeaver.com/
Lincoln Rhyme and Amelia Sachs are drafted in to investigate. While Sachs traces Moreno’s steps in New York, Rhyme travels to the scene of the crime in Nassau, where he finds himself on a dangerous path trailed by the sniper himself. As details of the case start to emerge, the pair discover that not all is what it seemed. Can they achieve justice and escape with their lives intact?
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