Interview with Christer Tholin, Author of Murder?

09 Jul 2019

What can you tell us about your new release, Murder?

It is a plot about a man, Patrik, who vanishes mysteriously. His wife Christina tries everything to find him and after 6 weeks engages the private eyes Lars and Elin for help. The reader gets advance knowledge on what happened and will see the sledges struggling with their task. However, finding Patrik does not conclude this case. There is another woman involved and this will have dramatic consequences for all of them.
‘MURDER?’ is the third book in my Swedish Crime series around the private detectives Lars and Elin.

What or who inspired you to become an author?

I have been reading – and still are – many crime novels and have been fascinated by many Swedish series, e.g. the Kurt Wallander books written by Henning Mankell. This inspired me to write my first book ‘Vanished?’

What’s on your top 5 list for the best books you’ve ever read?

There is so many good books, I do not have a list with my favourites. But I regularly read many crime series – e.g. of Elizabeth George, Ian Rankin, C.J. Sansom, Peter James, Camilla Grebe, and Anders Roslund.

Say you’re the host of a literary talk show. Who would be your first guest? What would you want to ask?

I am an author and a talk show is not part of my expertise. But I would not mind being invited to one….

What’s your favorite thing about writing?

When a story has reached the level where it almost flows by its own and I almost cannot type fast enough to get the scenes written down.

What is a typical day like for you?

There is no typical day, but there are elements which form most of my days – reading the newspaper, reading in a thrilling book and walking my dog.

What scene in Murder was your favorite to write?

I think I mostly enjoyed some of the dialogues and then of course the action scenes at the end.

Do you have a motto, quote or philosophy you live by?

“Strength lies in calmness”

Christer Tholin is the author of the new book Murder?

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