AUTHOR INTERVIEWS

 
 

GETTING TO KNOW THE CHARACTER

 
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Jake is the kind of person who will chase a suspect up a train track with no thought for the potential consequences. In that moment, he’s more scared of losing against the bad guys than thinking he might get mown down by a train.
— David Videcette speaks to Chelle's Book reviews about lead character, DI Jake Flannagan.

To read the full 'Getting to Know the Character' interview, visit Chelle's Book Reviews


 

TEN THINGS I WISH I'D KNOWN BEFORE WRITING A BOOK

 
Writing a book is a bit like having a baby.

You think carrying it and birthing it is the difficult part? The real work starts after it’s born!
— David Videcette speaks to Novel Deelights
 

To read the full piece, visit Novel Deelights.

 

 

GUEST INTERVIEW

 
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I have a vivid memory of when the decision to join counter-terror took hold of me.

It was the day the IRA annihilated Canary Wharf with a huge lorry bomb; two people dead and £500 million pounds worth of damage. I had never witnessed anything like it. Complete devastation. Gigantic tower blocks had been gutted by the blast, some of which had been moved off their foundations.

It was then, standing there at the scene, that I made up my mind. I wanted to join the Anti-Terrorist branch. I wanted to be part of the team that tracked down terrorists and prosecuted them.

But you had to be a detective to do that, so that’s what I set about becoming...
— David Videcette: My Guest - Jane Risdon interviews

To read the full interview, visit Jane Risdon's website

 

 

GUEST AUTHOR: LIFE AT THE COAL FACE OF CRIME

 
If you’re used to dealing with stabbings, but then come across scores of people blown up by a bomb, this can completely wreck the impenetrable armour you thought you had in place.
— David Videcete on how crime fiction compares to life at the coal face
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CRIMINALLY GOOD: interview with author David Videcette

 
What has always fascinated me about criminals is not so much how they do things, but why? What motivates someone to go out and kill someone else, to turn to a life of lies and prostitution, or to proudly become a gangster? The line between right and wrong is often blurred when we start to understand what motivates and drives people’s behaviour.
— David Videcette speaks to Lucy V. Hay at Criminally Good
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To read the full interview, visit Lucy's V. Hay's Criminally Good website.

 

 

GUEST AUTHOR

 
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To read the full article, visit Tony Forder's website

I wanted to create a place in people’s imaginations that is so close to the truth, that those who leave my theme park find it difficult to differentiate it from reality. I want my readers to know what it feels like to be a detective
— David Videcette speaks to Tony J Forder
 

 

AUTHOR FEATURE

 
Q: If you could go back in time, what advice would you give your sixteen-year-old self?


A: I had a promising running career ahead of me at sixteen. I lost a few races, which I wasn’t used to. I lacked the confidence in myself and my own ability back then to dust myself off and get back to the training. I just gave up. Later in life as a detective, I realised that failure is actually part of success. Success doesn’t just happen, it comes from hard work, and hard work is born out of failure. I’d tell my younger self: ‘Don’t give up, because fifty per-cent of success is perseverance!’
— David Videcette speaks to Love Books Group
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To read the full interview at Love Books Group, click here.

 

 

GUEST POST: SHOW ME THE BODIES

 
Crime fiction authors are obsessed with body count – the more cadavers and the more gruesome, the better. Should we just rename it murder fiction?
— The Book Review Café hosts David Videcette
 
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To read the full post at The Book Review Café, click here.

 

 

GUEST POST: THE FINE LINE BETWEEN RIGHT & WRONG

Imagine that you’ve got a terrorist suspect in your custody. You are convinced he’s planted some bombs somewhere to kill and maim hundreds of people. Could you be tempted to intimidate or even hurt him, for the greater good, to save lives?
— Linda's Book Bag hosts David Videcette
 
 

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AUTHOR Q&A

Policing is what my father did. It’s in my blood. Writing for me is just a way of solving more cases, albeit in book format.
— David Videcette speaks to Bibliophile Book Club
 
 

To read the full interview at Bibliophile Book Club, click here.

 

 

AUTHOR INTERVIEW

Having worked as a police detective for twenty years, I’ve seen a lot of dead bodies in my job, many of them decomposed. They are not pretty sights.
— David Videcette talks to Love Books Group
 

To read the full interview at Love Books Group, click here.

 

 

AUTHOR INTERVIEW

Q: Is Detective Jake Flannagan based on a real person?
A: Let’s put it this way – I do all my own stunts…
— David Videcette speaks to The Writing Garnet
 

To read the full interview at The Writing Garnet, click here.

 

 

AUTHOR Q&A

There are very few people who know which elements of my stories are fact, and which are fiction. Much of the time, I am the only one who knows. It’s best that way.
— David Videcette talks to Adventures in Crime Fiction Land
 

To read the full article at Adventures in Crime Fiction Land, click here.

 

 

AUTHOR INTERVIEW

I base my crime thrillers around real events, so many of the scenes in a story are already pre-set for me - I just have to focus the reader’s attention on new evidence.
— David Videcette speaks to author, Rachel Amphlett
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To read the full interview at Rachel Amphlett's site, click here.

 

 

AUTHOR INTERVIEW

My books cross over into the real world.
— David Videcette speaks to The Dorset Book Detective

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AUTHOR INTERVIEW

if you can channel your own emotions into whatever you’re writing about, it makes for a more consistent and authentic experience for the reader.
— David Videcette speaks to Sean's Book Reviews
 

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AUTHOR Q&A

To catch the bad guys, you have to think like a bad guy - and that’s why the best detectives always have a dark side.
— David Videcette speaks to pageturnersnook

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AUTHOR INTERVIEW

David’s debut novel, The Theseus Paradox, is based on true events surrounding the 7/7 London bombings. David was on the scene that day, and as the novel’s tag-line says, ‘He can’t tell you the truth, but he can tell you a story’!
— Alan McDermott, bestselling author and creator of the Tom Gray series

To read the full interview at Alan McDermott's website, click here.

 

GUEST POST

Ex-detective turned author David Videcette, author of ‘The Theseus Paradox’, shares a love letter. Oh yes ladies, David finally gave in to my request and returned to his teenage years of writing love letters...
— David Videcette is a guest of The Writing Garnet

To read the full article at The Writing Garnet, click here.

 

AUTHOR Q&A

When four suicide bombers murdered fifty-two people in central London, and two weeks later another group tried to do the same thing - my life changed considerably. My sole focus became finding out who was behind what had gone on.
— David Videcette speaks to Shelley Wilson

To read the full article at Shelley Wilson's website, click here.

 

GUEST POST

Sometimes the truth is a bitter pill to swallow.
— David Videcette speaks to Being Anne

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AUTHOR Q&A

Solving crimes is all about good groundwork, fact finding and analysis. It’s something I love doing. Secrets are everywhere for us to find.
— David speaks to Blood Type, hosted by Barbara Copperthwaite

To read the full article at Barbara Copperthwaite's website, click here.

 

 

GUEST POST

To read the full article at Eva Jordan Writer's website, click here.

 

 

AUTHOR Q&A

My books are crime fiction, but they’re slightly different to the norm because they are based on historical fact and personal experience and will always contain a real-life twist.
— David Videcette talks crime writing with Chelle's Book Reviews
 

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AUTHOR Q&A

 
I want readers to really know how this stuff works. Not the fantasy, Hollywood made-up way of doing it – the real British police way - so that readers can experience it for themselves.
— David Videcette talks to Mrs Bloggs
 

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AUTHOR Q&A

 

There are good books and there are great books. The Theseus Paradox, in my opinion fits into the latter category without a shadow of a doubt...
— Peter Best Author interview with David Videcette
 

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AUTHOR Q&A

My father was a police officer. He was fanatical about polishing his boots. Sometimes he paid more attention to those bloody boots than us kids!
— David Videcette speaks to Baatty About Books
 

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AUTHOR Q&A

In The Theseus Paradox you really are deep in the police investigation, so you have to use your own detective ability to investigate the case alongside DI Jake Flannagan...
— David Videcette speaks to ReadingWrites
 

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AUTHOR Q&A

Many aspects of the investigation pointed to a very specific reason for the attacks, yet nobody was ever directly prosecuted in the case – an outcome which I carry with me every day.
— David Videcette speaks to The Book Review Cafe
 

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