Born in Athens, A.G. Aliferi studied German Literature, History of Theatre and Journalism in Germany. As a student, she worked at several Bavarian film studios. Back in Greece, she initially worked in book publications, and later founded a Greek-German Kindergarten and a boutique specializing in educational toys. Fifteen years later, she worked exclusively for a weekly magazine as Managing Editor and Photo Editor. In recent years, she has been writing, studying history and travelling extensively. In her free time, she enjoys learning foreign languages. Love, Rock and Crime is her first novel.
How much time did it take you to write “Love, Rock and Crime”?
“Love, Rock and Crime” took me a year to write, and in a way I let it guide me where it wanted me to go. The first time I read the completed book, I wasn't able to come to terms with the fate of the main characters. This provoked a painful tug-of-war between logic and emotion, which resulted in the current ending."
Did you do any research and if so, what sources did you use?
“Before I started writing “Love, Rock and Crime” I had a series of meetings with people who worked in various departments of the police force and its crime labs, with judiciaries, criminal lawyers, and with other people involved in crime. I heard stories which left me speechless and if I wanted to record them, I would have enough material for a series of detective novels. However, I was already set on my own story.”