Eric talks about how he and Jacques came up with the character of The Gardener, and shares some writing tips about how to send shivers up readers spines. Check out this guest post at Mystery Fanfare.
He discusses why serial killers work so well as antagonists in stories, but also how "we deliberately avoided that particular archetypal bogeyman" in Shadow Ritual. The Gardener is a different type of evil.
This post is called "What is your favorite flower?" If you've read the book, you know how that question is not nearly as innocent as it seems.
More about Shadow Ritual here.