“There’s no kudos in that and it’s easier to do something trendy, but that’s how I grew up.”

The process of creating the book was so exciting that Richard has said that he wants to be “writing novels for the rest of his life”.

He told the Guardian that the writers who had the greatest influence on his writing were British crime stars including Ian Rankin, Val McDermid, Ruth Rendell and Reginald Hill.

However, he also has a soft spot for British humorist writers including Muriel Spark, PG Wodehouse, Alan Bennett and Victoria Wood. 

source: express.co.uk

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