How to commit the perfect murder to paper: Advice from David Thomas, aka Tom Cain

I *LOVED* this post! There are some great tips here that I can’t wait to get in the habit of. It’s already creepy how good I am at #7 (twenty-four hours a day, seven days a week), but now I’ll be practicing #9 with earnest. Thanks Tyson Adams for stealing and posting!

Tyson Adams

I’m not a fan of The Daily Fail. They really do seem to swim in the shallow end of the wading pool of intelligence. That said, today they featured an article from a very good novelist, someone with whom I’ve had some interesting conversations: David Thomas / Tom Cain. So like any good blogger, I’ve stolen the article and reposted it here. Enjoy!

All over the world, on countless flights, heading to an infinite number of sun-loungers people are burying their heads in stories about secret agents, serial killers, ace detectives, evil villains and sexy heroines.

Thrillers are a huge business. They make up about a third of all books sold, and 60 per cent of them are bought by women.

For the very top writers, the rewards are astonishing. In 2009, James Patterson signed a four-year, 17-book deal worth almost £100 million. At the peak of Da Vinci Code mania, Dan…

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