What would you like to tell readers about yourself?
* Rosie Claverton is a screenwriter and novelist. She grew up in Devon, daughter to a Sri Lankan father and a Norfolk mother, surrounded by folk mythology and surly sheep. She moved to Cardiff to study Medicine and adopted Wales as her home.
* Her short film "Dragon Chasers" aired on BBC Wales in Autumn 2012. Currently exiled to London, she lives with her journalist husband and their pet hedgehog.
What book are you going to tell us about today? Is it part of a series? If so, what's the order the books should be read in?
* Binary Witness is the first novel in The Amy Lane Mysteries. The second novel Code Runner will be out in September.
How'd you/your muse come up with this story?
* I've always enjoyed crime fiction, but was never brave enough to try my hand at it. In 2011, I wanted to participate in NaNoWriMo and I had multiple ideas competing for my attention. The characters of Amy and Jason popped into my head for a quick cuppa, made themselves at home, and refused to leave. I chose to set the novel in Cardiff because I spent five years living in the small Welsh city, and it lends itself to a serial killer story where the cops don't know how to handle it and they're under a national media spotlight.
Describe the hero in five words.
* Jason is street-smart, protective, rough, soft-hearted and (mostly) reformed.
Describe the heroine in five words.
* Amy is anxious, depressed, talented, affection-starved and resilient.
Who's your favorite character in the book & why?
* My favourite character is Cerys Carr, Jason's baby sister. She's the embodiment of younger sibling nuisance, but provokes Jason's protective streak - whether she wants it or not. As the series progresses, she grows into a woman who knows her own mind and will fiercely fight to protect those she cares about.
What's your favorite line in the story?
* “Jason? Jason, what was that?” Sound filtered back in and she heard a voice that could be Jason’s, but quieter—farther away? He pushed the phone away, her numb brain supplied. He’s keeping the connection open so you can find him.
* She’d tell him, when he got home, that he didn’t need to take that kind of risk, that she’d already traced him within ten seconds to an area the size of a king-size bed. He was watching too many movies. He was putting his life in danger because of CSI.
A look into the story
* Amy's investigation requires footwork, however, and the agoraphobic genius can't hack it alone. She turns to her newly-hired cleaner, ex-con Jason Carr. Jason is fascinated by both Amy and the work, and can't refuse even when she sends him into situations that risk returning him to prison.
* The killer strikes again and again, and Amy and Jason are the only investigators closing in on him. But Amy's psyche is cracking under the strain, and Jason's past is catching up with him. To stop the next murder, they must hold their unconventional partnership together at any cost.
* Bryn flipped open his notebook over his fingers, worn wedding ring outside the shield of soft black leather. His ex-wife must be speaking to him this week. He read out the web address as she typed, and it loaded in seconds.
* “Band fan forum. Nu metal.” Generic BB template, basic customisation—poor effort. She could’ve knocked together a better site in fifteen minutes.
* She could feel Jason leaning over her shoulder and tried to control her urge to tense, to move. He was a big guy, intimidating, a skinhead with old-fashioned tattoos wound around both his arms. But he could’ve been any guy, really. It didn’t take much to spook her.
* Out of the corner of her eye, she watched him scan the text, tongue slightly protruding from between pink lips. He scratched absently at a smattering of light brown stubble on his chin—he was probably one of those guys who had a five o’clock shadow at midday. His dark brown eyes flickered across the screen faster than she expected. The educational attainment of the prison population wasn’t exactly renowned.
* “Crash and Yearn? They’re more punk pop.”
* Bryn looked at him with amusement. “This is what you bring to the table, boy?”
* Jason scowled at him. Amy felt like the referee on some bizarre American wrestling show.
* “The original post is down,” Amy said, scanning the forum. “Not the ‘dead naked girl’ types. I’ll find the archive—you got that before it went dark?”
* Her simple yet thorough methodology for profiling and password trawling involved a lot of social networks and a bit of hacker’s intuition. The old science fiction trope of advanced technology seeming very like magic unfolded before her audience.
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Thank you for joining us here today, Rosie Claverton! It was a pleasure getting to know you and your story.
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