Its Day 20 on the #MysteryNovember Book Tour.
Our Guest today is Geoff West and his book Sheer Fear
What happens when your brother is framed for murder, then dies himself? Just before he dies, David Hart tells his half-brother, Jack Lockwood, about the conspiracy to protect a famous public figure from allegations of historic child abuse by killing the (now adult) accusers and framing him for the murders.
Jack has to prod a hornets’ nest to get results, alienating some very important people. How can he find justice for his brother and avoid being killed himself?
At the same time, Jack has an unknown enemy who is playing vicious tricks on him, each one deadlier than the last.
Jack’s investigations take him to Copenhagen, Rome and Paris, where he’s nearly killed in a shootout on the funicular railway leading to Sacré Coeur.
And the closer he get to the truth the more dangerous it gets.
Where is your home town?
Coulsdon in Surrey, near to London, England.
What do you like about writing in the mystery genre?
I enjoy putting a ‘man in a mess’ and seeing him get out of it, whether the ‘mess’ is personal problems, helping out with someone else’s difficulties, or trying to do a job which runs into unexpected troubles. I like mysteries, and I like characters you can warm to, or alternatively thoroughly dislike. And I like solving puzzles, and delving into recent history for real life happenings against which to set plots.
What sub-genre of mystery does your book fit?
Where is your book set?
All the Jack Lockwood mysteries are set around Canterbury, the famous cathedral town of Kent. But in Sheer Fear, Jack also goes to Rome, Copenhagen and Paris in the course of his investigations.
Can you introduce us to the main characters?
Jack Lockwood is a Behavioural Investigative Advisor to the police, also a writer of true-crime books. He has a soft spot for people in trouble, and tends to think the best of people. But he is tough enough to deal with the worst kinds of bad guy, or gal, when it’s necessary.
Where can readers find out more about you?
At my website www.geoffreydavidwest.com
And my blogs www.jacklockwood.wordpress.com where there are regular short stories about Jack
And www.jamiedark.wordpress.com a new blog about my new character Jamie Dark, psychic investigator and architect, also with short stories about his life.
Where can readers find your book?
Sheer Fear is now free to download for 5 days, starting today!