How does murder inspire crime fiction novelist
But the plight of the homeless does.
Hi! My name is crystal fletcher and welcome to this week’s episode of all about canadian books. I’m excited to have Robert Rotenberg (who is Canada's John Grisham) as a guest. Robert is a novelist, screenwriter, teacher and full-time criminal lawyer. We discussed Robert's 6th novel Downfall--an instant bestseller! Downfall was published by Simon & Schuster.
Here's what Downfall is about.
For decades, the Humber River Golf Course has been one of the city’s most elite clubs. All is perfect in this playground for the rich until the homeless people move into the pristine ravine nearby. Tensions mount between rich and poor and reach a head when two of the squatters are brutally murdered.
Suddenly the plight of the homeless has everyone’s attention. Press. Protests. Politicians and the Public. The pressure is on for the head of Homicide Detective Ari Greene to find the killer and then, there’s a third murder...
You're going to have to read Downfall to find out what happens!
To learn more about Robert, be sure to check out the video talks featured on his website. You will also find the other books in the Detective Greene series.
Robert Rotenberg's #1 Writing Tip
Attention writers! According to Robert if writers want readers, agents, or publishers to keep reading then they need to pay HUGE attention to the opening sentence, first paragraph and chapter of their book.
Let's just say...after I listened to Robert's "Are you 'in' or are you 'out'?" strategy, I went back and redid the first paragraph of my novel! Thank you, Robert.