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John Mead

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London, The United Kingdom
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Born in the mid-fifties in East London, on part of the largest council estate ever built. I was the first pupil from my local secondary modern school to attend university.

I have travelled extensively during my life from America to Tibet. I enjoy going to the theatre, reading and going to the pub. It is, perhaps, no surprise that I am an avid ‘people watcher’ and love to find out about people, their lives, culture and history.

Many of the occurrences recounted and the characters found in my novels are based on real incidents and people I have come across. Although I have allowed myself a wide degree of poetic licence in writing about the main characters, their motivations and the killings that are depicted.

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I tend to stick to a schedule with plenty of breaks and time away from the book - a week or two of doing something else brings fresh eyes to a story. I don’t worry about writing the perfect sentence or a great novel - the first draft is just that and I edit the book at least a dozen times to polish it. I look to improve so hopefully each novel will be better than the last. I do try to put myself in the readers shoes but don’t expect everyone to like what I write.

I imagine that writer’s block comes from fear of failure and I have failed too often in my life not to see it as anything other than a positive. So jump in and fail - the world really won’t end if you do.(less)
John Mead It occupies my mind 24/7, it gives me a reason to explore things beyound my everday life, to paint with words: it’s fun.
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Who is The Fourth Victim? An extract.

The real mystery in this story is who is The Fourth Victim? There are a number of possibilities but the relatives and loved ones of those murdered should be high on your list. Their anguish and grief will last far longer than any sentence served by the murderer. If you have ever had to inform someone, even someone you do not know, about the death of a person they loved then you will understand the Read more of this blog post »
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