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The Author of The Interrogator Interrogated!

JJ Cooper's novel,The Interrogator, will be published in 2009. This exciting thriller about a military interrogator who knows too much was, amazingly, JJ's first novel. He very kindly agreed to this interview:

1. Could you tell us a bit about your book, The Interrogator, please?

I like to think of it as an ‘Aussie fast-paced thriller’. I’ve converted my experiences as an interrogator into a work of fiction.

Here’s the short synopsis – THE INTERROGATOR is a story of betrayal and nightmarish conspiracy firmly rooted in the highest levels of government across international alliances. Jay Ryan is an interrogator with a dark past and a tortured soul; he’s also the keeper of secrets Israeli spies will kill to get their hands upon. Renowned for his skills, he is used to commanding a certain level of respect amongst his peers. Then one day Jay is drugged, tortured, tattooed and accused of rape. He is forced to reveal information that could further destabilise fragile Middle East relat…

Books Read in February

The Moving Finger by Agatha Christie

Miss Christie never lets one down and this is no exception! In this enchanting novel, Jerry, who is suffering from a bad case of ennui after the First World War, and his smart and fashionable sister go to the country so that Jerry can recover from a car accident. They expect the country to be very boring so they're amazed to discover the small village awash with talk of poison-pen letters. They join the investigation when they receive some themselves. The situation becomes even more dangerous when murders suddenly start happening...

Eccentric characters and a fairy-tale romance make this book one of the most enjoyable of Christie's novels.

The Road to San Michele by Bengt Jangfeldt

The Story of San Michele was such an unusual book - so lyrical and magical that it's hard to beat. It remains one of my favourites.

This is the true story of Axel Munthe, the famous doctor who owned a villa on Capri, Italy, and saved birds from cruel methods …