Killing trivia... One of my favorite films is Stanley Kubrick's The Killing, so that's where this book gets it's name.

Millie Kentner is named after a character in the cult TV show Freaks & Geeks.

When I first planned the book it was going to end with a huge race riot between white and asian youths, but my publishers said that this subject matter was too controversial.

When The Killing was first typeset, my publisher made a mistake and every instance of the word ground came out as gonad!

Robert Muchamore.