Thursday, August 6, 2015

Pepi Vilana, Author of Murder in Kathmandu

Today we are interviewing Pepi Vilana about her crime novel, "Murder in Kathmandu."

Book description:
The book you have in your hands is the first in a series of stories that have one thing common: mystery, intrigue and the succession of events that the reader must fully to find the assassin.

Tell us a bit about yourself. 
I was born in a small village near Barcelona, called Palau de Plegamans, in 1975. After having won a literary contest in 1989,1990 and 1991, I started to enjoy writing.

I grew up with the novels of Sherlock Holmes and I hope, someday, a child can dream with James Coopersy stories.

Describe the plot of your new book in a few sentences.
Investigation of the murder, an impossible love, ... from the start of the novel we become involved in a crime, adding a great dose of suspense to our reading of the text. The first case of Inspector James Coopersy.

Who do you think would most appreciate this book?
This book is for anyone who loves crime novel.

What inspired you to write a thriller/detective series?
What inspires me is having an opportunity to write, which is what really enthuses me.

Author Pepi Vilana.
One thing that is unique about the novel is that it features two cases that are investigated in parallel. What made you decide to take this approach to writing the story?  
This is a different approach that focuses on surprising to the reader.

Tell us a bit about the protagonist, James Coopersy.
He is a police inspector in New York. James is a tall, curly hair and intelligent. He is an attractive man of 33 with sad eyes. He hasn't forgotten his past, which shapes his present or future.

Are there any authors who have influenced your writing style?
Without a doubt, what most influenced me is sir. Arthur Conan Doyle.

Tell us about your creative process, from initial idea to published manuscript.

I initially had the idea to tell a story, a thriller, but afterward I thought: “What can I do differently?” OK. I'll Take two stories, a part of the book takes place on Nepal and the other part occurs on New York. In my next few novels, there will always be a case will happen in a country from which we can learn.  

How do you feel about the increasing popularity of ebooks?
I feel good, I feel that more and more people are more likely to read than before e-books existed.

What are your goals as a writer for the next ten years?

You never know where your destiny will take you so, I shall continue writing and I continue to work for those who want to enjoy an entertaining read.

Is there any aspect of writing you don't like?

No, I like clear and simple writing.

Without giving too much away, what can you tell us about the next book in the series?
My next book will be a surprise, a mix of murder, a group of men protecting a secret, revenge, ...

Is there anything else you'd like potential readers to know about your book?
This book is not only fun. This book is Nepal, a short but very interesting trip to this country. Unfortunately, all the monuments and places that appear in the book have disappeared by the recent earthquakes. I hope someday my readers may visit Nepal which I knew. 

More Information

Buy "Murder in Kathmandu" on Amazon US
Buy "Murder in Kathmandu" on Amazon UK

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