Meet Arthur Crandon, author of Deadly Election

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I’ve asked Arthur a couple of questions regarding his life and writing. This is what he had to say.

AW: Where do you live?
AC: I live in Hong Kong, it is a very exciting place – Asia is very busy.

AW: Are you married, kids, animals?
AC: I live with my girlfriend, my kids are in teh UK and the US – I have no animal right now, but I want a cat – we are looking around for a kitten.

AW: What do you like to do when not writing?
AC: Well, as I work as a lawyer as well as writing, when I am not writing I like to sleep, but if I have any energy at all I sometimes go fishing, and I do play the piano.

AW: When did writing became a passion for you?
AC: I have always wanted to write, but started taking it seriously about two years ago when I moved to Hong Kong.

AW: How did you came up with this twisted political story?
AC: It’s a combination of things that happened to me, things that happened to people I know, and things that could easily happen to anyone – in the Philippines.

AW: What other projects are you working on?
AC: I am working on the sequel to ‘Deadly Election’ – it’s called Ninety Percent. It is similar in nature but more international in flavour.

AW: Who is your favorite author?
AC: That would have to be John Grisham – being a lawyer, I love the legal thrillers.

AW: Favorite books?
AC: I love books by Terry Pratchett – I love his humour. I think one of his earlier book – moving pictures – is very funny..

AW: Where can readers buy your novel?
AC: They are on sale in bookshops in Hong Kong, but otherwise on Amazon – as paperbacks and ebooks – here is the link –

AW: How can people get in touch with you?
AC: I love people to email me, unless they want to borrow money –
Twitter – @arthurcrandon
Website –
Goodreads – Arthur Crandon
My Blog – – I write a regular piece once a week.

Thank you so much Arthur, and I truly wish you all the luck with Deadly Elections. It really is a great story, and that said from someone that really dislike political thrillers.

Kind Wishes,
Adrienne Woods

Review For Deadly Election by Arthur Crandon

Deadly Election Cover EBOOK
Cloud Word: Philipines, Election, Politics, Sex, Crime, diplomat, violence.

This review I’m gonna start with what I didn’t like. First, this is not my genre. I don’t like diplomatic, politics. The opening scene is something I don’t want to read in a story since I’m very emosional towards that kind of abuse. I really stepped out of my comfort zone reading this one, BUT…
For some reason I couldn’t put this book down. Arthur Crandon has the ability to tell a story. This was indeed an excellent and fast paced read. I wasn’t bored out of my mind as I thought I was going to be when I read the first opening lines.
It follows the dark and twisted politician, Senator Consuelo. How he manage to get away with avoiding the inevitable. Betrayal, infidelity and murder playes a huge role in this novel, as well as violence. There is a lot of twists and turns that made it an entriguing and easy read. I felt disturbed at some points, and thought I won’t read further but then another twist grabbed me again and I had to read until it unfolds. Arthur has hooked me till the end. This is a well told story and think everyone that loves a political thriller must read this one.

You can find Arthur’s books on Amazon and if you live near Hong Kong, any bookshop in Hong Kong.
Well done Arthur, for someone that really dislike this type of stories, you have out done your self and I wish you all the luck in the world.

Kind wishes,
Adrienne Woods.