Friday, July 30, 2021

Q&A with Adam Simcox

From my Q&A with Adam Simcox, author of The Dying Squad:
How much work does your title do to take readers into the story?

I’m usually terrible at picking titles. It’s something my friends mock me for, unmercifully. Much like the opening chapter which came to me in a dream, The Dying Squad just popped into my head. It’s based on the mobile unit used by the British police, an agile grouping of coppers that could operate across London without adhering to divisional policing boundaries. My flying squad are similarly agile, solving crimes their living counterparts can’t. And they’re, you know, dead, hence the name. Fingers crossed the title gets across the irreverent style of the book, too.

What's in a name?

I never promised...[read on]
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My Book, The Movie: The Dying Squad.

Q&A with Adam Simcox.

--Marshal Zeringue