There are two kinds of crime writers; those who meticulously plot out their novels, and those who fly by the seat of their proverbial pants. To fight it out, we have two painstaking planners and two fearless fools.
Mark Edwards is the multi-million selling author of The Magpies, Follow You Home and now, The Hollows; Nadine Matheson, the author behind The Jigsaw Man, was one of the most hotly anticipated debut books of 2021; Helen FitzGerald’s The Cry became a hit BBC series and her latest, Ash Mountain, is a heart-breaking disaster thriller; Erin Kelly’s Watch Her Fall proves again that she’s the mistress of the twist.
The talented Luca Veste is in the chair but is he secretly a planner or a pantser?
Note: Due to unforeseen circumstances, Sarah Pinborough has been replaced by Nadine Matheson.