My favourite friends

Another of those excellent questions in which readers of the tvdetective novels specialise has appeared in my inbox.

It's this - who is my favourite character in the series?

What a great question, so simple and direct, as the best tend to be, and as such, I'm afraid I'm going to have to be a politician here and fudge the answer in a very non simple and not at all direct manner.

I don't think I could say I have a favourite character, just that I'm very fond of them all. It'd be like asking a parent to admit which of their children they like the most!

All of the cast of the series have become like friends to me.  I love El for his deviousness, Dan for his occasional denseness, particularly on the relationships front, Adam for his cutting wit and determination, Loud for his surliness, Lizzie for her single minded insanity, the list just goes on and on.

And also the occasional characters I'm very fond of, most usually the villains. As a writer, you can have such fun with the lawless, often more so than with the good guys and gals.

So, I'm sorry not to be able to give a straight answer, but instead I can say there's something about all the tvdetective characters which appeals to me, and in a range of different ways. Otherwise, I suppose I wouldn't magic them into existence in print.

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Ps. finally for this post, will whoever put snow on their Xmas list please put their hand up, admit it, and kindly take it off again?  I don't know about you, but I've had enough of the stuff now!  It's been so cold out there, my feet have gone missing, presumed lost. The best of luck to us all in struggling through it, and here's wishing you a very merry run up to Christmas...