Jonathan Santlofer is known as an artist - the type with an easel and paintbrushes, but he's also managed to turn out some gripping, page-turning suspenseful...suspense novels. I read his novel, The Death Artist - who knew the art world was so bloody?
Now which of these two authors do you think might have said the following about the writing process:
"I try to outline, but can never follow them. My characters refuse to behave. They are always doing unexpected things so it's hopeless."
This much as a clue - the characters really do do unexpected things.