Above the law
Firstly, Newton and Littlemore discuss their respective former professions – Newton as police officer and Littlemore as barrister – and how each stumbled into their position somewhat by accident. Moving swiftly onto the topic of writing, they explain devices they use to distance themselves from their characters, and reveal the evolution of their stories and characters.
The line dividing truth and fiction is often blurred in crime writing, particularly when one’s writing is heavily influenced by workaday experience. Our writers talk about fiction as revenge, why crime fiction appeals to them as writers, and navigate the tricky topic of crime as entertainment.