Author A.D. (Antony) Davies is clearly a man who likes to explore characters and their motivation. He had three different types of mystery novels available and we talk about them all today: A police procedural series with a female serial killer profiler as the main character; a wealthy private investigator; and a stand-alone mystery involving a cult in Nevada and a cop with a deep faith.
You can also watch the interview on YouTube, if you prefer.
Transcript of Interview with A.D. Davies
Alexandra: Hi, mystery readers. I’m Alexandra Amor, this is It’s A Mystery podcast and I’m here today with A.D. Davies. Hi, Antony.
Alexandra: How are you?
Antony: I’m good, thank you.
Alexandra: On a Sunday afternoon in…I forget where you live.
Antony: Staffordshire in the United Kingdom.
Alexandra: Staffordshire. Yeah, I knew the U.K. I chad West Yorkshire in my head but that’s where you were raised.
Antony: That’s right. Yeah. That’s where I’m from originally and it seems to be where I’ve put a few of my books.
Alexandra: All right. Well, I have a ton of questions because you’ve got three different series, sort of, that I want to ask you about. So let me introduce you to our listeners.
A.D. Davies grew up in Leeds, West Yorkshire. In high school his ambition was to be a writer of horror novels although in adult life he became an avid fan of crime fiction. After a long stint in an unsatisfying job, and we’ve all had those, he attended the University of Leeds where he attained a degree in creative writing. Shortly after graduation he moved to the midlands to marry the love of his life. A.D. Davies is well-traveled, his favorite destinations being New Zealand and Vietnam which have influenced his writing immensely.
For now, however, globetrotting is taking a back seat to raising his two children and writing. Although he hopes one day to combine all three.
Let’s start maybe talking about this stand-alone mystery novel and then maybe we can talk about the two series that you have.