Sunday, August 29, 2010

J. Sydney Jones

J. Sydney Jones' books include The Empty Mirror and Requiem in Vienna (the first two books in the Viennese Mystery series), the nonfiction Hitler in Vienna, 1907-1913, the guides Viennawalks and Vienna Inside-Out, and the Vienna-based suspense novel Time of the Wolf.

From his Q & A with Declan Burke:

What crime novel would you most like to have written?

Can we stretch it to thrillers? HARRY’S GAME, by Gerald Seymour. He can do dialogue and pacing like no other. Or perhaps Le Carré’s A MURDER OF QUALITY. Ditto the dialogue. You can almost taste it.

What fictional character would you most like to have been?

Prince Myshkin. He runs under the radar.

Who do you read for guilty pleasures?

Guilty as accused: mysteries and thrillers.

Most satisfying writing moment?

I’ve...[read on]
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