Mick Finlay

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Mick Finlay was born in Glasgow and grew up in Canada and England. He now divides his time between Brighton and Cambridge. He teaches in a Psychology Department, and has published social psychological research on political violence, persuasion, and verbal and non-verbal behaviour. Before becoming an academic he worked as a tent hand in a travelling circus, a butcher's boy, a hotel porter, and in various psychology-related roles in the NHS and social services. He reads widely in history, psychology, and enjoys a variety of fiction genres (including crime, of course!)

Mick used his background in psychology to write 'Arrowood', a historical crime fiction novel set in Victorian London. It is
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Mick Finlay Hi Kathy. I'm so glad you liked it. Malk did all the hard work. We did have a skype chat about the voices of the characters with intellectual…moreHi Kathy. I'm so glad you liked it. Malk did all the hard work. We did have a skype chat about the voices of the characters with intellectual disabilities, and I found a few authentic videos on the internet to send him. I must admit I was worried about the range of characters, but Malk is a real pro. I've just sent book 3 to my editor who has no idea what it's even about, so I'm nervously waiting to hear what he thinks. I completely agree about the Vin Mariani btw - if only!(less)
Mick Finlay Thanks, Merrill. Glad you liked it. The Murder Pit was going to come out in the USA later this year, but it has been put back. I don't know for sure,…moreThanks, Merrill. Glad you liked it. The Murder Pit was going to come out in the USA later this year, but it has been put back. I don't know for sure, but I think it might be coming out in Feb, 2019. This hasn't been confirmed yet, though. The UK edition is coming out Dec 2018.(less)
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