Friday, October 9, 2015
Mr. Chuckles bumped into UK crime author Heather Burnside while stirring the Wizard's Cauldron.
The Wizard speaks:
Heather Burnside is a UK based crime author who writes hard-core crime fiction based in the north of the country.
Violent local bosses and their scheming, trashy molls, nihilistic urban tearaways, shadowy fixers, psychopathic hitmen, and a small army of hooded robbers, muggers and dealers populate the pages of her novels, and because of the immediacy and realism, the impression arises that the cast list of her novels can be found on a high street near you, wasting valuable mugjob time in the Billy Hills, or selling prescription jellies round the pool table in the Dog and Duck.
I like that realism in writing and when the opportunity arose to interview Heather I took it with both hands. She is just about to release her next book. I picked up the Wizphone and called her as she researched her newest endeavour. Here's what she had to say.