A lot of research goes into writing a book. Sometimes that research takes you to very odd places. I thought you might be interested in seeing where some of the things that turn up in a John Crane adventure come from. A great example of this comes from the second Crane novel, Wrecker. Set largely…

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It’s been three years since Roger Moore passed away, and it’s still hard to imagine a world without him. Moore was the James Bond of my childhood and some part of me still thought that anyone who could beat Francisco Scaramanga and Jaws, run across the backs of crocodiles, turn his car into a submarine,…

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I got an email from a reader a few days ago telling me how much he enjoyed the John Crane series. That’s always a nice feeling. But this reader said something that kind of surprised me. He mentioned that in some ways Crane reminded him of Michael Westen, the main character from the TV series…

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Everybody has their particular challenges to face during the Covid-19 crisis, some bigger, some smaller. As a writer, I’ve discovered a small one that I wasn’t expecting. There’s a chapter in the next John Crane novel, The Vengeful, in which Crane is searching for someone up and down the crowded Las Vegas strip and in…

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There’s an old joke about two hunters, call them Bob and Ed, who are sitting around their campfire one evening, making dinner and telling stories, when suddenly a bear comes charging out of the forest and tackles Ed. They’re rolling around on the ground, and the bear’s roaring, and Ed’s screaming. Bob shouts “I’m coming,…

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Life has a way of throwing things in your way, doesn’t it. It’s been taking me a lot longer to write the fifth John Crane novel, The Vengeful, than I would like. There’s been a lot going on in my everyday life, and combine that with the usual plot complications – a whole plotline had…

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So I got a new web site! This is it. It’s brand new – still has that new web site smell! That also means there are a lot of unpacked boxes lying around and some empty rooms. But it’s here and it’s live. I’ve had some ideas for material that I’ve been saving while work…

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