An Interview with Alex Grecian May21

An Interview with Alex Grecian

The Harvest Man by Alex Grecian has Scotland Yard’s Murder Squad detectives pursuing a violent serial killer.  The main plot has the detectives targeting The Harvest Man, while a secondary plot has detective Walter Day trying to find Jack the Ripper.  These series of books includes a mystery, some historical facts, and explores the new techniques of evidence gathering.   Elise Cooper:  Since these are a series of books how can you get new readers up to speed without boring the older readers?   Alex Grecian:  It is a tight ropewalk with every book.  I don’t spell everything out, but try to put in refreshers, especially since there is a...

Alex Grecian’s THE HARVEST MAN

From the Buzz Bin Another chapter in the ongoing tales of The Scotland Yard Murder Squad from Alex Grecian, HARVEST MAN (Putnam) is another great book from this new master of historical mysteries. The team is in disarray as DI Day is out with an injury and Hammersmith has been released from the force. This makes it a bit hard for them to chase a new serial killer who is proving to be relentless. And Hammersmith might be onto a case that proves the Ripper is back. Grecian builds suspense like a mast architect designing a skyscraper leaving no detail out. One of our favorites of the year so far.

Q&A with Alex Grecian

Alex Grecian’s latest book, The Devil’s Workshop, has a thrilling plot with notorious characters including Jack The Ripper. This is the third book in the series out of six. The plot takes place in London during the 1890s with a theme comparing law and justice. It is more of a “who done it” than an actual mystery since the readers know the villains and their deeds.   Elise Cooper: Why did you include as a character Jack The Ripper?   Alex Grecian:Anybody writing about Jack The Ripper is essentially working with a made-up character since no one knows who he actually was. I went to great lengths to put my own interpretation to him...

Alex Grecian – A Quick 5 Questions

Jon: Alex, your latest novel, THE DEVIL’S WORKSHOP is pretty crazy and twisted and yet you seem pretty well adjusted. How does that work? Alex: Maybe you just don’t know me well enough, Jon. Talk to me before my first cup of coffee some morning. Jon: The plot of WORKSHOP is really fun, how did the idea come to you? Alex: I’ve always wondered whether someone caught Jack the Ripper and just didn’t bothered to tell the rest of us. He did disappear suddenly. It took me three books to figure out who could’ve done it. Jon: Three books in now, and I imagine you are working on the fourth, are you pretty comfortable with the voices of these...