Jessie Keane is the best-selling author of hard-hitting gritty dramas like No 1 Heatseeker Dirty Game, Black Widow, Scarlet Women and Playing Dead – all part of the Annie Carter series – and also Jail Bird starring Lily King, and The Make, starring Gracie Doyle.
My latest book and why you should read it…
Because you’ll be hooked in an instant!
My latest book the top ten Sunday Times bestseller STAY DEAD is the 6th in the Annie Carter series, following on from number one Heatseeker DIRTY GAME, then BLACK WIDOW, SCARLET WOMEN, PLAYING DEAD and RUTHLESS. Each of the bestselling books can be read as a stand-alone, but there are many, many fans out there who love the series and reading about the gritty London Carter clan’s escapades one book after another. The Annie Carter books are tough, glamorous, gripping, romantic (Max Carter is great!!) and impossible to put down.
If someone was to write your life story what would the title be?
If someone was to write my life story the title would be CHAOS! I’ve had an incredibly hectic up-and-down life, being born into a wealthy family and then when the family firm went bust ending up living on a council estate and earning six pounds a week to survive on. I’ve suffered through divorce, bereavement, and come out the other side; it’s been tough. But then my books took off, completely unexpectedly, and now I can finally say I’m comfortable with where I am in life.
What’s the strangest fan question or request you’ve received?
I’ve been asked to write my autograph on someone’s breasts!
If you could co-write with anyone in the world (alive or dead) who would it be?
That’s a tough one because I am very much a solitary worker. I admire Conan Doyle’s work, and because I enjoy a laugh I do love Marian Keyes. But I work alone!
Tell me something nobody else knows about you (yet!).
Finally please recommend 3 books that you have recently read and tell me why you’ve chosen these.
a) Marian Keyes’s Making It Up As I Go Along. It’s just a happy book, I love it.
b) River God by Wilbur Smith. You really do believe you’re in ancient Egypt. It’s fabulous.
c) Got to be cheeky here and say I’ve just read the final edits of my own book out next year, FEARLESS. It’s about a Romany bare-knuckle fighter and the two women in his life, and it’s very personal to me. It’s also HUGE at 135,000 words. I never thought I’d get to the end of writing it!
Who is Jessie Keane? Jessie Keane is the best-selling author of hard-hitting gritty dramas like No 1 Heatseeker Dirty Game, Black Widow, Scarlet Women and Playing Dead – all part of the Annie Carter series – and also Jail Bird starring Lily King, and The Make, starring Gracie Doyle.