Crime reviewers gather to toast two of Transworld's lead thrillers
Transworld invited journalists to lunch at Blacks in Soho with two of its lead thriller writers for the spring, Robert Goddard and Tom Bradby. Goddard (One False Move) has supplied the publisher with bestsellers almost every year since he joined the list in 1987 with the paperback of his debut, Past Caring (the hardback publisher was Robert Hale). Bradby, faced with distractions such as presenting News at Ten, has returned to thriller writing after 10 years with Secret Service, due in May. Both novels feature heroines caught up in scary, foreign-backed conspiracies - emanating from China in Goddard's story, and from Russia in Bradby's.
Guests at the lunch included Ali Karim (Shots), Marcel Berlin (Times), Mark Sanderson (Evening Standard), novelist and Shots contributor Mike Ripley, novelist and Mail on Sunday reviewer John Williams, Barry Forshaw (Guardian, FT), Jake Kerridge (Telegraph), and CrimeFest director Adrian Muller.
Photo: Tom Bradby (left), Ali Karim, Robert Goddard