Today I’m thrilled to be hosting a stop on Daniel Pembrey’s – aka ‘DPemb’ – blog tour for his latest thriller NIGHT MARKET. To mark the occasion, Daniel stopped by CTG HQ for couple of gins and a chat about what he’s getting up to this week…
Good to see you DPemb, what’s going on? It seems you have another book out, already!
Well? *taps fingers against glass* Tell me all about it.
Strictly speaking it’s the second half of the same story, which started with The Harbour Master. Part two of two, if you will.
But this is a different story – it’s not The Harbour Master, it’s Night Market?
That’s true. And my Amsterdam detective Henk van der Pol is really put through the wringer this time!
Well, he went through quite a lot in the first book so sounds like gin is required.
That’s exactly right, CTG. This Wednesday 26th April, I’m doing an event at South Kensington Books in London – http://www.kensingtonbooks.co.uk/ – with the wonderful Fiona Cummins, and gin will most certainly feature.
Excellent! That sounds like a very fun event – I loved both NIGHT MARKET and Fiona Cummins’s RATTLE. And then what, I hear you’re out and about all week?
And then … publication day is the next day, April 27th, which happens to be King’s Day in Holland, so I’m trotting along to the Dutch Embassy to celebrate that. Koningsdag, as they call it. (Not that this has anything to do with my book, still!)
The Embassy, very fancy! *CTG resists the urge to ask DPemb about the likelihood of Ferrero Rocher* And then later in the week?
Ah yes, I’m going to up to Newcastle Noir to chair a spectacular thriller panel on the Sunday evening, 30th April featuring Paul Hardisty, Luca Veste and…
Yes, you! How cool will that be?
I think it’ll be very cool and a lot of fun!
We shall be talking about Deep Down Dead. And Deep Blue Trouble …
Excellent – I’m looking forward to it! Now is there anything else I need to know?
Actually there is. The following Thursday 4th May, I’m doing an event at Nomad Books in Fulham with the brilliant David Young (STASI CHILD/STASI WOLF). Find out more at www.nomadbooks.co.uk/whats-on
Is he bringing his Stasi police car?
I believe that’s kaput, but perhaps he’ll bring some jet fuel-strength ex-GDR schnapps, or similar. Let’s see!
You’re going to have a busy couple of weeks! Now what’s this about ha-has, I hear you’ve been doing some rather unusual research?
*DPemb gulps down the rest of his gin* What’s what about what?
You know … *gives knowing look* Ha-has!
Ohhh … *notes down reminder to contact Jilly* yes, fingers crossed for that!
A ha-ha. (Huh?)
I guess D Pemb is keeping his ha-ha story under his hat for now!
Well best of luck with the launch of NIGHT MARKET, Daniel, and see you in Newcastle at the weekend!
Likewise CTG, and thank you for having me.
NIGHT MARKET by Daniel Pembrey is out this week. You can buy it here
Here’s what the blurb says: “When Henk van der Pol is asked by the Justice Minister to infiltrate a team investigating an online child exploitation network, he can hardly say no – he’s at the mercy of prominent government figures in The Hague. But he soon realises the case is far more complex than he was led to believe… Picking up from where The Harbour Master ended, this new investigation sees Detective Van der Pol once again put his life on the line as he wades through the murky waters between right and wrong in his search for justice.
Sometimes, to catch the bad guys, you have to think like one. . .”
To find out more about Daniel Pembrey and his books hop over to his website at www.danielpembrey.co.uk and follow him on Twitter @DPemb
And be sure to visit all the other stops on the fab NIGHT MARKET blog tour…