Kerry Greenwood Profile

Kerry Greenwood is profiled on the New Zealand Stuff website in conjunction with the release of her new novel, Heavenly Pleasures, in that country. This weblog featured the book a couple of days back. Greenwood, who works part-time as a lawyer with Victoria Legal Aid, doesn't utilise much of her legal career in her writing.

"You can't make a good plot out of my clients, because lined up at the magistrates court every Thursday, out of the 15 I represent, about 13 have done something mind-bogglingly stupid. They haven't thought about it, they haven't
got good reasons for doing it.

"I had two kids as clients and they'd broken the windows of a McDonald's. I was hoping they'd say they didn't like the food or they think McDonald's are ruining the rainforest. So I asked them why they'd broken the windows, and they said the bus was late."

The interview also contains the news that "Greenwood will visit New Zealand to promote the next [book in the Phryne Fisher series], Death by Water, which is published in June. The story is set on a cruise ship, the Hinemoa, that comes to New Zealand". Greenwood then goes on to detail her fascination with New Zealand
cricketer Daniel Vittori:
"He used to look like Harry Potter and I love the way he pushes his eye-glasses up his nose with his finger. He's a bloody good bowler and he's developing into a really good batsman."
[Thanks to Sarah Weinman and her Confessions of an Idiosyncratic Mind weblog for the link.]

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