Rod Reynolds

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Rod Reynolds

Rod Reynolds had a successful career in advertising, where he worked as a media buyer. He then took City University's two-year MA in crime writing, where he started The Dark Inside, his first Charlie Yates mystery. This was followed by the second book in the series, Black Night Falling, in 2016 and Cold Desert Sky in 2018.

Rod is part of the organising committee for First Monday, the monthly crime fiction event based in London.

Outside of writing, Rod enjoys running, music, history and film. He lives in London with his wife and two daughters.


Interviewed 01 September 2018

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

Hectic, unconventional, fun, rollercoaster, exciting, satisfying, terrifying, challenging, boozy, underpaid.

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

Blue sky, clouds, houses, cars, bed, desk, wardrobe, a tree, my youngest daughter.

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

Cherry tomatoes on toast with fresh red chillies.

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

James Ellroy, Hillary Clinton, Michael Mann, Special Counsel Robert Mueller, Usain Bolt, Michael Vaughan, my wife.

Six things you can't live without ...

Books (duh), my laptop, porridge, wine, family, running.

Five favourite words ...

Reciprocity, verisimilitude, coruscating, egregious, batter.

Four places you'd run away to ...

Florida Keys, Southern California, Canary Islands, Thunder Bay (in Canada - because the name is cool).

Three books you've bought recently ...

The Force by Don Winslow, The Loney by Andrew Michael Hurley, Standstill by JA Marley.

Two things that make you rant ...

Brexit, bad movies/TV.

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

Don't worry about all that stuff, this is the best time of your life.