Val McDermid


Val McDermid argues that crime fiction isn’t really about murder at all.

“We shift people out of their comfort zones and make them squirm”, she writes. “But not because we kill people”.

“It might be murder that sets the wheels in motion, but it’s the time and place that lead us through the labyrinth to answers that are not always comfortable”.

Producer: Adele Armstrong

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Source: BBC Radio 4 – Murder is not the point

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