Interesting guest post by crime author/reviewer Graham Smith on Morgan Bailey’s blog.
I confess I have to plead guilty to this writing crime. I don’t think I’ve ever had a character ‘expostulate’, but I may have sinned in the ‘retorted angrily’ division! Does it excuse me that my main character is London/Irish with a tendency to over-the-topness? No. I didn’t think so. 🙁
How about you? Have you committed this particular authorly faux pas? Or is your writing subject to some other error? Let me know! Perhaps we can help one another.
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Geraldine Evans is a British writer of police procedurals that contain a lot of humour and family drama
Her15-strong Rafferty & Llewellyn series features DI Joe Rafferty, a London-Irish, working-class, lapsed Catholic, who comes from a family who think - if he must be a policeman - he might at least have the decency to be a bent one.
Her 2-strong Casey & Catt series features DCI 'Will' Casey, a serious-minded, responsible policeman, whose 'the Sixties never died', irresponsible, drug-taking, hippie parents, pose particular problems of the embarrassing kind.