Now, this is a good question -
Why don't I put references to music in my books, I'm asked? Many authors often quote, or cite songs, to complement scenes. Why not in the tvdetective series?
It's not because I don't like music. I love it. In fact, music is how I got into the media and so eventually began writing - I used to be a DJ - but that's a tale too far for this post and a blog for another day!
So, back to the question, before I go off on another Hall meander. Well, I don't put much in the way of music in the books because I fear it can be exclusive. If you don't know the songs an author is writing about, and you're not minded to look them up, it can be a frustration, a feeling that you're being excluded from a part of the story. It's as simple as that.
It comes from personal experience - I have read books where I hear about some song, and it frustrates me, because I don't know it.
The other part of the question is - what's my favourite music? I like all sorts, but if you pushed me to one songwriter, or artist, I'd go for Paul Simon. He's got the lot - his melodies are beautiful and haunting, and his lyrics so original and evocative.
I'm always interested in receiving questions about the books - if you have one, you can get in touch via the contact page of the site - www.thetvdetective.com/contact.html