On this week’s bumper podcast episode we’re thrilled to bring you two interviews with two fantastic authors: Mel McGrath, and Nadine Matheson, as they sit down with Jake Kerrige to discuss their new books, writing in the pandemic, using real life experience in your writing, flawed sleuths and the fun of writing villains.
As a special treat, you can also download a free sample chapter of each of their new books: Two Wrongs by Mel McGrath, and The Jigsaw Man, by Nadine Matheson. Scroll down to ‘Discover The Books’ to enjoy.
Mel McGrath is an Essex girl, the author of the critically acclaimed and bestselling family memoir Silvertown. She won the John Llewellyn-Rhys/Mil on Sunday award for Best Writer Under 35 for her first book, Motel Nirvana. She has published three Arctic mysteries featuring the Inuit detective Edie Kiglatuk under the name MJ McGrath, the first of which, The Boy in the Snow, was shortlisted for a CWA Gold Dagger. In the last year she has been one of the founders and moving lights of the website Killer Women, which has rapidly established itself as one of the key forums for crime writing in the UK.
Nadine Matheson was born and raised in Deptford (one of the murders in The Jigsaw Man takes place five minutes from her front door) and is a criminal solicitor. Nadine is also a winner of the City University Crime Writing competition and you can follow her on Twitter @nadinematheson. The Jigsaw Man is her debut novel.