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Pete Trewin

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Born
Middlesbrough, The United Kingdom
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Ted Lewis
Martin Edwards

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January 2014


I write neo-noir crime novels set in Merseyside and the north of England. The themes are dark but the stories are always served with a generous helping of black humour. My influences are as much films – Get Carter, Point Blank, Chinatown – as books but I have been inspired by writers ranging from Jim Thompson and Christopher Brookmyre to Joseph Conrad and Cormac McCarthy.
In my working life I had a rather boring career in town planning, property development and regeneration, never rising above middle management. At least I paid the mortgage and took three kids through university. But wait. Boring? In my very first job I landed smack in the middle of the Poulson scandal, the tendrils of which reached from the little town of Chester-le-Street
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Pete Trewin I am putting the finishing touches to my latest crime thriller Time Lapse. The themes include rock climbing, surveillance and organised crime. The…moreI am putting the finishing touches to my latest crime thriller Time Lapse. The themes include rock climbing, surveillance and organised crime. The first three draft chapters are available on my website www.petetrewin.com.(less)
Pete Trewin Whilst working as an economic development and regeneration consultant I met a few dodgy characters and gained a knowledge of of how you might launder…moreWhilst working as an economic development and regeneration consultant I met a few dodgy characters and gained a knowledge of of how you might launder ill-gotten money. Not direct experience, obviously. I was on the fringes of and have extensively researched the Poulson scandal and various other corruption/money laundering cases in the North of England. Needless to say, what is in A Fair Wack is the product of my fertile imagination. My major influences for this book have been Christopher Brookmyre, Ted Lewis (remember him - Get Carter?) and Martin Edwards.(less)
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1. Never open a book with weather.
2. Avoid prologues.
3. Never use a verb other than "said" to carry
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4. Never use an adverb to modify the verb "said"…
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5. Keep your exclamation points under control.
You are allowed no more than two or three per
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