Paul Johnston's new book, 'The Death List', now has a release date - 15 June 2007. Proof copies are being offered via the book trade site.
Crime novelist Matt Wells has more fantasies of revenge than most...dumped by his agent, his publisher and his wife, he is crippled by writer's block. Then a fan emails him, and seems to know everything about Matt, his family and his loved ones. The fan, calling himself the White Devil, is a serial killer who has chosen Matt to tell his story. Horrifying though this is, it's also exciting...but will Matt's ego and the chance of a blockbuster story keep him from doing the right thing? Then the killing begins, but the White Devil isn't only killing his own enemies. He has a Death List for Matt too; all those people Matt really hates are about to meet a nasty fate...
There's a personal element to the writing of 'The Death List' which Paul explains on his website.
Paul mentions using the Jacobean revenge tragedies as inspiration and at last year's Left Coast Crime convention in Bristol, I definitely remember a couple of authors also mentioning them - possibly Ray Banks and ???.