#TimeForCrime: getting to the darkest heart of writers and bloggers!With Jacob from #HookedFromPageOne @collinsjacob115

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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!

Today I’d like to welcome Jacob from Hookedfrompageone

If you can answer the questions below and give me the following:

Name: Jacob Collins

About you: I’m Jacob and I am in my early twenties. I set up my book blog, Hooked From Page One in June 2016. I have been an avid reader for as long as I can remember but it is only in the last couple of years that I have discovered a true passion for crime fiction and psychological thrillers. I am also working on my own crime novel and I have just finished the first draft.


Let’s delve into the depths of Jacob’s mind:

Why crime fiction?

I have always found the work of the police absolutely fascinating and I’ve always loved watching police dramas on television. Although we hope that we’re never the victims of crime I think we’ll always be drawn to the crime world. I think we want to know why someone could do something so awful, such as commit a murder or kidnap. I remember watching Lucy Worsley’s documentary on BBC One a couple of years ago which was called A Very British Murder. It examined the public’s fascination with crime, particularly with serial killers and the media’s obsession with them.

Favourite book you have written(reviewed)

This is really hard as I have read some real corkers over the last couple of years. A book which I haven’t been able to stop thinking about though is Clare Mackintosh’s I Let You Go, I was absolutely blown away by the twist in this book. Recent books which I have also loved are Tall Oaks and All The Wicked Girls by Chris Whitaker.

You are stranded on a desert island, you can take one book, what will it be

The answer to this question which I’ve always given is the Harry Potter series by J.K. Rowling, although Harry Potter isn’t crime I can still re-read her books over and over again and I am never bored by her writing. If I had to take a crime series with me, it would have to be Sarah Hilary’s Marnie Rome series. I continue to go back to Someone Else’s Skin; I still think that this is one of the best crime debuts that I have read.

Do you have a kill list and who is on it?

Ooh . . . do I risk answering this question? Yes, I do. But as to who is on my kill list, my lips will remain forever sealed.

Top criminal (real or fiction)

One killer who I found utterly terrifying was The Bone Collector in Rattle and The Collector by Fiona Cummins.

Top fictional detective

This would have to be DI Marnie Rome from Sarah Hilary’s brilliant series, I’m also going to throw in my favourite detective character from a TV drama as well and that would have to be Catherine Cawood from Happy Valley.

Planner or pantser/organised or beautifully chaotic

Whenever I am taking part in blog tours I do like to create a schedule as this helps me to keep organised. If I didn’t keep track of what blog tour I was taking part in I would certainly start to panic and most likely I would be rushing to read and review a book two days before my slot.

Favourite method of murder

Something that isn’t easily traceable. I really enjoy reading a crime novel when the method used prompts the police into believing the victim committed suicide. If a detective believes otherwise they really have to work their socks off to prove it.

Best place to dispose a body

I’ve always been drawn to abandoned wells and outbuildings, particularly when I’m abroad in Europe. I think if you hide a body in an outbuilding or an old well in a remote part of the countryside it can go undetected for many years, perhaps without ever being found.

Where can we find you? (Oh your blog details, dafty, any personal haunts send them to me privately!)

You can find me on Twitter @collinsjacob115

On Facebook over at https://www.facebook.com/hookedfrompage1/

And my blog website address is https://hookedfrompageoneblog.wordpress.com/

So be warned folks, no walks in remote parts of the countryside with Jacob if you don’t want to be discovered down a well one day!

Thanks for joining me Jacob! And good luck with the book!

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