Adam Nicholls & Jay Nadal - Private Eyes, Detectives and Psych Thrillers
Adam Nicholls grew up in the southwest of England, where he studied creative writing while working a variety of full-time jobs. When his Mason Black series was first published, he quickly became a bestseller and then went on to create a name for himself in the thriller genre. Adam now lives with his wife in Bristol.
Jay Nadal Crime Never Pays… Well yes and no depending on what side of the fence you’re on! I’ve always had a strong passion for whodunnits, crime series, and books. The more I immersed myself in it, the stronger the fascination grew. In my spare time, you’ll find me in the gym, reading, binge-watching Netflix or taking walks in the forest. As our Author of the Day, Adam tells us all about their Ultimate Thriller Collection.
Please give us a short introduction to what The Ultimate Thriller Collection is about.
The Ultimate Thriller Collection is a love letter to thriller fans. It features private eyes, detectives, and a couple of psych thrillers so there's something for everyone.
What inspired you to put this collection together?
Jay and I have worked together a few times in the past. When we got the idea of putting together a set of our latest work, it was hard to come away from.
What do the books in the collection have in common?
We both write about killers, but the real story is about the people who try to catch them. You'll find a lot about revenge and internal peace within our books.
There are three Private Investigator Logan Fox books in this collection. Please tell us more about Logan Fox.
Logan Fox is a PI with a dark, heart-shattering past. The killers in each book are somehow linked with that past, constantly making obstacles for him to move on.
Thomas Cade also got 3 books - what makes him so special?
Thomas Cade is like the lovechild of James Bond and Jason Bourne. All the thrill, without the chill. It's a wild ride.
Besides writing, what other secret skills do you have?
We're parents. We don't have time for skills. Unless procrastination counts?
Which book in this collection is your personal favorite?
For me (Adam) it's 'You Saw Too Much'. Jay and I wrote that together in 2018, and it's some of the best work we've done.
How did you go about creating the covers for this collection?
Me again. My designer put in the hard work for the front, then I tried my hand at creating a box image. Perhaps that's my secret skill!
Serial killers keep making a comeback in this collection - what makes them so fascinating?
Serial killers are the dark side of humanity, and who doesn't love the macabre? I always said the only thing more interesting than a serial killer is catching one.
Revenge is also a prominent theme in the books - tell us more about this.
When a person is so bent on revenge, it consumes them. Something BIG must have happened to drive them, so it's fun for both the author and reader to discover what that is. Plus it's satisfying.
When starting on a new book, what is the first thing you do?
Tell myself not to, then spend two weeks crying into my cornflakes while I reevaluate my self-worth.
Do you have any interesting writing habits? What is an average writing day like for you?
I get up early and blast through it by 10am. The rest of the day is admin or long walks. For Jay (I'm working off memory here) it's a long process with some breaks in-between.
What are you working on right now? Will we see another collection soon?
I've just finished Logan Fox #4, while I believe Jay is midway through a project. I started to type the name of it, but then a laser dot appeared on my chest. So I'm guessing I'm not at liberty to discuss.
Where can readers discover more of your work or interact with you?
Feel free to check out our websites at the links below: