Author Interview: Richard Godwin

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Today I am interviewing Richard Godwin, author of the new crime novel, Insenserity

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DJ: Hi Richard! Thanks for agreeing to do this interview!

Richard Godwin: Thank you for hosting me DJ!

DJ: For readers who aren’t familiar with you, could you tell us a little about yourself?

Richard: A man of many parts.

I am the critically acclaimed author of Apostle Rising, Mr. GlamourOne Lost Summer, Noir City, Meaningful Conversations, Confessions Of A Hit Man, Paranoia And The Destiny Programme, Wrong Crowd, Savage Highway, Ersatz World, The Pure And The Hated, Disembodied, Buffalo And Sour Mash, Locked In Cages, Crystal On Electric Acetate, The Glass House, Android Love, Human Skin, We Take What Fathers We Can: All The Broken Things, Inhabit,and Insincerity. My stories have been published in numerous paying magazines and over 34 anthologies, among them an anthology of my stories, Piquant: Tales Of The Mustard Man, and The Mammoth Book Of Best British Crime and The Mammoth Book Of Best British Mystery, alongside Lee Child. I was born in London and lectured in English and American literature at the University of London. I also teach creative writing at University and workshops. You can find out more about me at his website www.richardgodwin.net , where you can read a full list of my works, and where you can also read my Chin Wags At The Slaughterhouse, my highly popular and unusual interviews with other authors.

I have met criminals for my research and travelled widely. I am also an MMA practitioner and sports enthusiast.                                                                                                                                                                         

DJ: What is Insenserity about?

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Richard: OK here is the Blurb, think love, think passion, intrigue and a homicidal mind, thunk enclosure within the mental space of a homicidal mind:

An ex-military PI obsessively tracks a deadly killer who is watching her every move, and while she has a personal motive, so does he for the surveillance he places her under.

Tammy Wayne tracks serial killers for a living. And with the help of her colleague Arlene, she is trying to locate a killer known as The Pimp, who killed her sister Holly. But The Pimp has her under surveillance and he is coming and going to her house as he wants, and sending her Holly’s body parts. She is also trying to locate another killer known as The Beekeeper. Both men collect body parts, but while The Pimp watches his victims before he kills, The Beekeeper abducts women and coats them in latex before killing them. As Tammy tries to get inside their heads she is targeted, with her offices being blown up. 

Meanwhile Karen Sincere, married to dangerous and disturbed Micky, meets the handsome Julius Gold in the exclusive Attic bar in Canary Wharf and starts an affair with him. She is convinced her husband is leading a double life as a killer. And he is obsessed by bees. She hires Tammy, who begins tailing Micky.  And there is a connection that goes all the way from Gary to The Beekeeper. As Karen and Julius meet, someone is watching them. The model Kitten Rogers, aka Ashley Greene, who is also having an affair with Julius, has hired a detective. Ashley is convinced Julius is hiding something. Meanwhile The Pimp closes in, abducting Tammy, Arlene and Ashley. It seems that only Julius can save them. Insincerity is a novel replete with characters who are leading double lives, and it never yields its secrets until the final pages.                 

DJ: What were some of your influences for Insincerity?

Richard: Impossible to say I wrote the story.

DJ: Could you briefly tell us a little about your main characters? Do they have any cool quirks or habits, or any reason why readers with sympathize with them? 

Richard: OK Karen is a highly sexual libidinous female trapped by the socio-economics of a ruinous marriage seeking validation and sexual adventures. Julius is a professional seducer, an escort who enjoys pleasing women but who also harbours a dark dark secret, a man who steps from the pages of a fashion magazine and may well know how to kill, read on.

DJ: What is the world and setting of Insincerity like?

Richard: As follows:

NOIR

EROTIC

Sunny tropical

Wealthy and deviant criminal and insane

None

Surveillance

The beautiful Victorian and Regency buildings of Britain

Totalitarian

Anarchic

Violent

Sexy

Patriarchal

Matriarchal

Bucolic encroached

Think black worm feeding on English rural pastoral

Think murders

Think The Midnight Club

Think seductions in bars

DJ: Thank you so much for taking time out of your day to answer my questions!

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*** Insencerity is published by Black Jackal Books and is available TODAY!!! ***

Buy the Book: 

Amazon | Goodreads

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86942442-861A-40C6-A8B2-B2A4369936E8About the Book:

Ex-military PI, Tammy Wayne, tracks serial killers for a living. With the help of her colleague Arlene she locates a killer known as The Pimp, who killed her sister Holly.

The Pimp has Tammy under surveillance, coming and going to her house as he wants, sending her Holly’s body parts.

The Beekeeper, a killer that abducts women and coats them in latex before killing them, enters the story.
Both killers collect body parts.

Karen Sincere is married to dangerous and disturbed Micky Sincere. His obsession with bees convinces her Mickey is leading a double life as a killer. She hires Tammy, who begins tailing Micky and discovers he is gay and is involved with a gangster named Gary Krane.

Karen meets the handsome Julius Gold in the exclusive Attic bar in Canary Wharf and starts an affair with him. The model Kitten Rogers, aka Ashley Greene – also having an affair with Julius – hires a detective. Ashley is convinced Julius is hiding something.

The Pimp closes in, abducting Tammy, Arlene and Ashley. Only Julius can save them – the man hiding his involvement with a gangster.

A novel replete with characters leading double lives, Insincerity’s secrets
are not yielded until the final pages.


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About the Author:

Richard Godwin is the critically acclaimed author of Apostle Rising, Mr. Glamour, One Lost Summer, Noir City, Meaningful Conversations, Confessions Of A Hit Man, Paranoia And The Destiny Programme, Wrong Crowd, Savage Highway, Ersatz World, The Pure And The Hated, Disembodied, Buffalo And Sour Mash, and Locked In Cages.

His stories have been published in numerous paying magazines and over 34 anthologies, among them an anthology of his stories, Piquant: Tales Of The Mustard Man, The Mammoth Book Of Best British Crime and The Mammoth Book Of Best British Mystery, alongside Lee Child.

He was born in London and lectured in English and American literature at the University of London.


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2 thoughts on “Author Interview: Richard Godwin

  1. Henry Roi says:

    Fantastic interview. Great writer, and a brilliant blog.

    Liked by 1 person

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