Three Books That Have Inspired Me:
- Titus Groan – Mervyn Peake
Sumptuous prose and dark humour pull me back repeatedly to this grotesque fantasy.
- Polar Star – Martin Cruz Smith
A haunting setting and a fascinating protagonist carried along by the geopolitical flood tide. I have yet to read a better crime novel.
- Under Milk Wood – Dylan Thomas
Reading this aloud, I can hear the rhythms of speech from my childhood on the Welsh coast. It always makes me smile.
Rod Duncan writes prose and screenplays. His first novel, Backlash, was shortlisted for the CWA John Creasy Dagger in 2003. Breakbeat (2004) and Burnout (2005) completed the trilogy. The Mentalist was published in 2007. His work has been described as showing that “…modern British crime fiction is alive and kicking over the traces.”
Visit Rod online at: www.rodduncan.co.uk