Last month I attended a book club event in London where I met Mark Billingham and Chris Carter. I was familiar with Mark’s books, but Chris was a new one for me. He looked more like a rock star than an author with long hair, piercings, and arms covered in tattoos, but one thing I’ve learned in this business is to never judge a book by its cover.
Intrigued, I bought a signed copy of his latest thriller, Hunting Evil, and I can honestly say, I could not put it down! By the time I’d trained home I was already on chapter eight.
Don’t you love it when you discover a brilliant new author? It’s like Christmas because you know you have a brand new backlist of lovely books to read.
Here’s a pic of the panel, chaired by Guardian crime reviewer, Laura Wilson.