Andrew Wilson’s first book was a biography of Patricia Highsmith. A Talent for Murder is his second novel. Wilson was born in Lancashire in England’s north and worked as a journalist in London. In 2012 he moved to Devon, close to Agatha Christie’s holiday home, Greenway. “I didn’t want to write a pastiche or a parody; I hoped to meld Christie’s genius for plotting with Highsmith’s talent for creating unsettling characters,” he says.