Hello non-readers of this blog of the damned. Cathy Adams, my fellow writer
over at New Libri Press, tricked me into this writing meme, The
Next Big Thing, so here is some info on “Alex and Katija, High and Mighty”
Also, swing by Cathy and check out her book “This is What it Smells


What is the name of your book?

“Alex and Katija, High and Mighty”

What is a one sentence synopsis of your book?

Private investigators, Alex and Katija, are not that interested
in helping their clients – and why should they, when it is much
more profitable (and fun) to rob, blackmail or kill them?

What genre does your book fall under?

Adventure/Humor/Political incorrectness. Lad’s lit on steroids,
crack and LSD  

Where did the idea come from for the book?

I started out with the idea of creating an evil version of
Sherlock Holmes. I did not think of it at the time, but looking back I realise
that other major influences are: James Bond – female henchmen, super villains
and the diverse gadgets they employ. Hunter S. Thompson – drugs, booze and
general debauchery. The comic masterpiece “Confederacy of Dunces” by John
  Kennedy Toole – Alex’s insane ways. Rowan Atkinson’s Edmund Black Adder (first
TV season) – Alex’s cowardly and sneaky personality. 

How long did it take you to write the first draft of the manuscript?

I wrote on and off for years, pinballing between different books.
I really don’t know.

Who or what inspired you to write this book?

I felt like lashing back at the hysterical political correctness
in Sweden. Rebellion, I tell you!

Will your book be self-published or represented by an

Alex and Katija was published by New Libri Press in Seattle USA.
It is available as eBook on Amazon, Barnes and Noble, and iTunes.
A paperback edition will follow in 2013.

What other works could you compare this to in your genre?

The brilliant Confederacy of Dunces is the closest I can think of.

What actors would you choose to play the characters’ parts in a
movie rendition?

A twenty something Jonny Depp as Alex, as he does weirdos so
well. Katija is harder, hmm… Well, a foxy chick with a bit of muscle (but not
too much). Perhaps like Hillary Swank in “Million Dollar Baby” Quentin Tarantino
must direct and write screenplay. 

What else about the book might pique the reader’s interest?

There is enough offensive material in the book that no reader
should feel excluded. Plenty of action in downtown Stockholm.