Crime Files Q & A with Jenny Blackhurst

How I Lost You

Jenny Blackhurst, author of HOW I LOST YOU, takes our Crime Files Q & A? To find out her dream dinner party guests and favourite Cluedo weapon read on...

Posted on December 7, 2015 in Uncategorized
Tags: Jenny Blackhurst, Q & A, psychological thriller

Jenny Blackhurst, author of HOW I LOST YOU, takes our Crime Files Q & A? To find out her dream dinner party guests and favourite Cluedo weapon read on…

If you were stranded on a desert island and could take one crime novel, one DVD boxset and one character from a crime novel, who/what would you take?

Crime Novel – Just one?!? Can’t I take my kindle?? Okay, Blood Harvest by Sharon Bolton.

DVD Boxset – Friends. No, Harry Potter! No, Friends.

Character from a crime novel – DI Damen Brook from Steven Dunne’s series. He’s so clever and I have a bit of a weird crush on him!

 Who would you invite to your dream dinner party and what would be on the menu?

I would invite JK Rowling, Michelle Obama, Holly Willoughby, Emma Thompson, Oprah Winfrey, Lena Dunham and my best girlfriends. We’d have a huge Chinese take-away buffet so I didn’t miss a second of the conversation and wine by doing something as distracting as cooking.

 Are you a hero or a villain?

Definitely a hero. But wouldn’t a villain say that too?

 What would be the title of your autobiography?

The Other 5% (I’m not telling you why in case I get famous enough to write it!)

 What is your favourite line from a film/TV series/book?

“This is the darkest story I’ve ever heard and all my life I have laboured not to tell it” Breakheart Hill – Thomas Cook

 Does your writing ever scare you?

There was a scene in How I Lost You that I had to take several breaks from writing (if you’ve read it you’ll know which one) and a scene in an unpublished crime novel that I found wickedly scary. I was distraught at the first one but a bit delighted at the second.

 Which is your preferred Cluedo murder weapon?

Candlestick. It sounds a rather elegant way to caves someone’s skull in don’t you think?

 If you could write a book with any other crime or thriller writer, who would you choose and why?

Alex Marwood because she has a dark dark mind and I’d love to get inside it.

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