‘Throw a Dice Challenge’
Please can you share your author bio:
has published poetry in anthologies of verse, made bubble gum in Philadelphia, studied folk music in Afghanistan, and worked for many years in a recording studio, training students in scripting, recording and editing. He lives with his wife in the grounds of an old convent in Edinburgh.
TELL US A BIT ABOUT ONE OF YOUR CHARACTERS ROD
Louise Galbraith is a lawyer in my novel, Interleaved Lives. She is first asked to defend her wealthy friend, Alison Ogilvie, who is accused of arranging the death of her husband. She is later persuaded, against her better judgement, to defend the main character, Douglas Hunter, a private detective employed by Alison Ogilvie to investigate the real cause of her husband’s death.
I am part way through Interleaved Lives and believe that I am just about to meet Louise Galbraith, so this is really interesting for me:
Now can you reveal more about Louise by sharing some of her memories?
We throw a dice. One is the most tragic or horrific memory to a six which is the most fantastic or beautiful memory. Here goes:
Louise is described by her friend Alison, as career-oriented, with no family of her own but two nieces kindly provided be her sister.
When Douglas Hunter first meets Louise she is wearing a t-shirt bearing words which typify her in-your-face approach: SEE YOU IN COURT
When defending Alison against police accusations, Hunter finds she is also defending her against him, at first on grounds of conflict of interest and later because she believes that Hunter is after Alison’s money.
On arriving at the police station to represent Hunter, Louise is outraged by DS MacNeil’s attitude, which stops in her tracks – but the tassels on her ethnic headgear don’t stop with her, a comic effect at odds with her ability.
At first misled by Louise Galbraith’s shambolic appearance, it gradually dawns on DS MacNeil that Louise Galbraith is much sharper than she looks.
As Hunter is being interviewed, very aggressively, by DS MacNeil, Louise notices something about MacNeil which Hunter, though a detective, has failed top pick up.
Now I really am intrigued! I must say that I’m really enjoying ‘Interleaved Lives’ so far and hope to review it for readers soon.
Interleaved Lives by Roderick Hart is a crime novel with the protagonist a private detective, ex policeman living in Edinburgh, a city the author knows well.
I wish Rod well deserved success with this novel which has just been released in e book format worldwide!
2 responses to “Author Roderick Hart takes up the ‘Throw a Dice Challenge’”
It sounds interesting, but I’m confused about how he handled the dice. It looks as if the memories just follow Louise chronologically through the book, rather than being arranged from worst to happiest.
Yes, it was not the idea of the original challenge, but Rod’s interpretation of it. The character only appears occasionally from what I’ve read so far, but she is intriguing and adds a certain colour to the drama.