Jamie West on Death on the Pier

To celebrate the release of Jamie West‘s debut novel ‘Death on the Pier‘, we sit down with the author to talk in depth about the decisions, intricacies, and motivations of his murder mysterious revival of a long-lost theatre; the Brighton Palace Pier. An actress is shot under the cover of her character dying in a play, and it falls to Bertie Carroll to translate the oddities of theatre to his old friend, Chief Detective Inspector Hugh Chapman. A fitting tribute both to British theatre history, and to our beloved Golden Age of Detective Fiction, Jamie continues the long union between the two never-quite distant forms of narrative. There are some pretty major spoilers at the end of this discussion, so please be careful not to miss our warning!

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