Steve Cavanagh – Crime writing discusses writing Americana

This week we’re chatting to Steve Cavanagh. He’s won the CWA Gold Dagger Award, the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Novel of the Year, has published many Sunday Times Top 10 Bestsellers, and his new book has just been named as one of the Best Crime and Thriller Books of the Year by Waterstones.

It’s called ‘The Devil’s Advocate’, and is the newest Eddie Flynn book. Telling the story of Andy Dubois, sent up for a killing Alabama, and the lawyer who tries to get him free. He talks about the jaw-dropping statistic which gave him the idea for the book.

We discuss his ideal writing day and why he’s not quite managed it yet, also how he’s always trying to learn and grow, why he’s tried to be a plotter but always returns to his pantsing routes, and what makes crime authors different from each other.

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