I live in London with my wife and two children. PsychoAnalysis is my first novel.

Why do I write?

I’ve always buried myself in stories – films, books, TV – so it seemed natural to make up some of my own. The real world is boring, I’d rather live in the more exciting one that exists on screen or on the page!


What are my influences?

I’m a big fan of Silence of the Lambs author Thomas Harris. Red Dragon, with its focus on killer Francis Dollarhyde as much as the FBI agents chasing him, is a particular favourite. And of course Hannibal Lecter is one of the all time great bad guys.

It’s also hard to write about serial killers without being influenced by American Psycho.

Danish/Swedish TV series The Bridge is something else that has left its mark on me. It may feature fast-moving, complex plots and mysteries to be solved, but its main appeal lies in the characters. Saga Norén is a fascinating, highly original detective.

And finally, I write inverted detective stories, also known as “howcatchems”. So I’m sure a childhood spend watching the man with the cigar and crumpled raincoat played its part…