Insincerity: Richard Godwin picks Tunes for His Protag

Richard Godwin is the critically acclaimed author of Apostle Rising, Mr. Glamour, One Lost Summer, Noir City, Meaningful Conversations, Confessions Of A Hit Man, Paranoia And The Destiny Programme, Wrong Crowd, Savage Highway, Ersatz World, The Pure And The Hated, Disembodied, Buffalo And Sour Mash, Locked In Cages, Crystal On Electric Acetate, The Glass House, Android Love, Human Skin, and Insincerity. His stories have been published in numerous paying magazines and over 34 anthologies, among them an anthology of his stories, Piquant: Tales Of The Mustard Man, and The Mammoth Book Of Best British Crime and The Mammoth Book Of Best British Mystery, alongside Lee Child. He was born in London and lectured in English and American literature at the University of London. He also teaches creative writing at University and workshops. You can find out more about him at his website , where you can read a full list of his works, and where you can also read his Chin Wags At The Slaughterhouse, his highly popular and unusual interviews with other authors.


Insincerity_eBook_Cover_Blue_Richard_FinalEx-military PI, Tammy Wayne, tracks serial killers for a living. With the help of her colleague Arlene she locates a killer known as The Pimp, who killed her sister Holly.

The Pimp has Tammy under surveillance, coming and going to her house as he wants, sending her Holly’s body parts.

The Beekeeper, a killer that abducts women and coats them in latex before killing them, enters the story.

Both killers collect body parts.

Karen Sincere is married to dangerous and disturbed Micky Sincere. His obsession with bees convinces her Mickey is leading a double life as a killer. She hires Tammy, who begins tailing Micky and discovers he is gay and is involved with a gangster named Gary Krane.

Karen meets the handsome Julius Gold in the exclusive Attic bar in Canary Wharf and starts an affair with him. The model Kitten Rogers, aka Ashley Greene – also having an affair with Julius – hires a detective. Ashley is convinced Julius is hiding something.

The Pimp closes in, abducting Tammy, Arlene and Ashley. Only Julius can save them – the man hiding his involvement with a gangster.

A novel replete with characters leading double lives, Insincerity’s secrets are not yielded until the final pages.

Define your protag’s state of mind with music at the start of the book.

What would your protag crank up the radio for?

What song would your protag dedicate to your antagonist?

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