Tuesday, January 06, 2009

January Magazine Interviews Mystery Author Natasha Cooper

January Magazine published a long, in-depth interview with crime novelist this week. Cooper currently writes two mystery series under her own name (actually, a pen name; her real name is Daphne Wright). Her first series featured civil servant and glamorous romantic novelist Willow King. In 1998 she began her latest series with London barrister Trish Maguire. The most recent book in this latter series, A Poisoned Mind, was published last year. Cooper also writes novels under the pen names of Kate Hatfield and thrillers as Clare Layton.

Cooper reveals in the interview that she's started a third series featuring forensic psychologist Karen Taylor. The tentative title is Dark Labryinth and it is set on the Isle of Wight. It is due to be published in the UK later this year.

When asked how she might explain the ever-growing market for crime fiction, Cooper gave what we think is a terrific answer: "Modern crime fiction seems to me to offer more or less everything a reader could want. You can find literary thrillers, novels full of political and social insight, psychological depth, relationships, excitement, art, the international situation, science, mathematical theories, corruption, theology, conspiracy ... the whole world is here. But you also find visceral excitement and healing. I think the combination is irresistible."

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