Neil White

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Neil White

Neil White was born in a small South Yorkshire mining town, moving later to Kettlethorpe. After leaving school he drifted between various jobs before moving to Preston in Lancashire to obtain a law degree. He then became a solicitor. His early love of mystery books has stayed with him and, on holiday in the Canaries in 1994, he started writing.  Twelve years later, Fallen Idols was accepted for publication and appeared in 2007. He still works full time as a prosecutor and his latest book, Next To Die is published by Sphere in 2013.


Interviewed 25 January 2014

Ten words to sum up your working life to date ...

An endless trudge through the wrecked lives of other people.

Nine things you can see from where you're sitting ...

Television; sofa; my car; pile of unread books; printer; empty coffee cup; empty chocolate wrapper; Ipod shuffle; notebook.

Eight minutes to prepare a meal. What's it going to be ?

Mushrooms, sliced and stir-fried in olive oil, with chopped garlic and red chillis, with sliced spring onion. Noodles in boiling water for four minutes. Throw in raw king prawns In with the mushrooms at the same time. Voila.

Seven people you'd like to go for a drink with ...

Paul Weller; Johnny Vegas; Charlie Sheen; Denzel Washington; my father; Johnny Cash; Muhammad Ali.

Six things you can't live without ...

Internet. Books. Rugby league. Cinema. Chocolate. Meat.

Five favourite words ...

Chicken tikka samber and rice

Four places you'd run away to ...

Bridlington. Perpignan. Boston. London.

Three books you've bought recently ...

Tim Weaver – Vanished
The Shining Girls – Lauren Beukes
Dan Brown - Inferno

Two things that make you rant ...

Queue-jumpers. Persistent lateness

One thing you'd tell your teenage self ...

The world won’t come to you, and no one else will care that it doesn’t. So get out there.