Kindle Deal: The Candidate

by Daniel Pembrey
Inspiration for the cover of The Candidate
Last month, at the Foreign Bodies panel of BritCrime, I discussed the importance of location in crime writing with Quentin Bates, M.J. McGrath and K.T. Medina. So many interesting points came out of this session, not least the need to be away from a place to write about it with a certain depth of field.

So it proved for me with The Candidate: A Luxembourg Thriller, which I only managed to complete after leaving the Grand Duchy. It’s an intense place – a “snow globe” as central character Nick Thorneycroft describes it in the story. Luxembourg City is a crossroads location and is visually dramatic, with something deeply mysterious and atmospheric about it.

The setting proved ideal for this Kindle Single novella, which is on sale for 99p in the UK and 99¢ in the US between August 8th and August 15th. The Candidate tells the story of a headhunter trying to recruit a candidate into his financial company’s Russian operations; the headhunter collides with the Russian security services, and thereby becomes the hunted.

♠ Daniel Pembrey pictured right with the British Ambassador for Luxembourg

♠ Luxembourg is used as a setting by another British crime author, Ruth Dugdall, in her upcoming thriller Nowhere Girl. This novel is about a child’s disappearance at the famous Schueberfouer (fair) and is out on 31st October with Legend Press.

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