Welcome to #TimeForCrime a new series here at Chapterinmylife.
I am inviting bloggers and authors talk about their favourite subject crime, with a set of quick-fire Q&As taking you to the dark heart of the person behind the book or the blog!
This week I am delighted to welcome Drew from thetattooedbookgeek Drew is usually way too fluffy and glitter to participate in these kind of things so I am delighted that he was able to put on his cloak of darkness to take part today!
Name: Drew Weldon.
About you: Thirty-something male who has a penchant for being sarcastic and foul-mouthed and is the gentleman blogger extraordinaire or if you prefer book pimp at The Tattooed Book Geek.
Let’s delve into the depths of Drew’s mind…
Why crime fiction?
Well, I’ve only just started dabbling in crime fiction recently after mainly reading fantasy for a long time. I guess I know that fantasy isn’t real and I’m not going to save the world, take on marauding armies single-handedly or face down a gigantic beast in a fight to the death. Whereas, with crime books let’s just say that reading books in the genre both gives me ideas and also shows me the mistakes people make that mean they get caught!
Favourite book you have reviewed
Wrath (The Faithful and the Fallen book 4) by John Gwynne. Yeah, none of you has a clue what or who I’m talking about and I’m sure that Sharon is having kittens over the title of a fantasy book appearing on her blog!
In all seriousness, Gwynne is one of my favourite authors and his The Faithful and the Fallen series is my all-time favourite fantasy series. Wrath is the epic conclusion and it was also the first book by his that was had been released since I’d started my blog and as such, it was the first work of his that I was able to review on my blog.
If you want a crime book then The Fourth Monkey by JD Barker. It was the first thriller I’d read since I started blogging, I loved it and it rekindled my liking for the thriller genre.
You are stranded on a desert island, you can take one book, what will it be
The Stand by Stephen King.
Do you have a kill list and who is on it?
I do and it’s rather long! The list people, get your minds out of the gutter!😂
Ha! Good one. Sounds like a question that a Cop would ask and I’m not falling into that trap! I wasn’t born yesterday, I’m wise and sage-like with my years. I’ll admit to having a list but actually writing who is on it, no.
You know why?! Because when one of them ultimately turns up dead in suspicious circumstances who would the police come for?! The guy who has that person on their kill list!
Suffice to say, I’m not a ‘people person‘ they irk me with their germs, nonsense, BS and lies. Sadly, a few have aggrieved me over the years and yes, they have made the list. Throw in some musicians and celebrities too for their crimes against talent.
I’m a product of society, I wasn’t born this way. I was birthed from my hatred and the kiss of the blade. The crimson brings me back but each time I lose a little more of myself to the darkness. Once upon a time, I was a good person, pure, happy and clean and not the damaged soul you now see. I tried to wash the taint away and find salvation but I failed. Christ left me forsaken, the light shunned me, the devil’s embrace nurtured me and darkness welcomed me. Now the hurt I’ve felt and the betrayals I’ve suffered have moulded me into the monster I am.
The people on my list in one way or another have all given me my scars and before their end, I will return the favour and I will give them theirs – you wanted it dark! Can I hang out with the crime gang now? Am I dark enough?😂📚
Top criminal (real or fiction)
The Joker (from DC comics and the nemesis of Batman).
Top fictional detective
It’s elementary, of course, it’s Sherlock Holmes! Such a fantastic creation by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.
Planner or pantser/organised or beautifully chaotic
Planner! If I had a plan then after the dastardly deed is done I could sit back on my throne of bones with a smirk and knowing nod on my face and borrow Hannibal from The A-Team’s catchphrase and say “I love it when a plan comes together’.
Saying that, however, I’m sure a nice spur of the moment impulse killing would really hit the spot when I’m having a bad day!
Favourite method of murder
I often think that there is beauty in simplicity so, knives. A nice variety of sizes and blade types just to add a little bit of variety.
Best place to dispose a body
I have a friend who has a farm so, dice it up and feed it to pigs!🐖😂🐖😂 I could then butcher the pigs that had eaten the body as they would be juicy, plump, succulent and moist and offer the grieving family of the deceased person a sympathy hamper full of pork and bacon!
Where can we find you? (Oh your blog details, dafty, any personal haunts send them to me privately!)
- Hell or as you might know it, Tesco.
- Arkham Asylum.
- In the shadows, watching you.
- The Playboy mansion.
- My Blog: https://thetattooedbookgeek.wordpress.com/
- My Blog FB page: https://www.facebook.com/TheTattooedBookGeek/
- My personal FB page: https://www.facebook.com/DrewWeldonTTBG
- Twitter: https://twitter.com/SarcasticEnigma
I’m not going to lie, I am howling (and a little bit terrified) at the depth of those answers. For someone new to crime fiction you certainly seem to have put a lot of thought into your disposal methods! Never taking food hamper from you that’s for sure!
Cheers Drew! Now, if you want to check out a blog that is brilliantly witty, sarcastic and often irreverent then go and click on Drew’s site now! Us bloggers all love him!