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I'd read so much right-wing crime fiction where they find the evidence and shoot the bad guy - I thought there must be another approach.
With my earlier books, I got quite bored being with one protagonist all the way through. With the Alex Morrow books, I wanted to do something a bit more holistic, so there were lots of different points of view, and I wanted to look at aspects of crime that you don't tend to look at.
I'm not much of a plotter. I start off with an inciting incident, and in classic crime fiction what happens is that all the action flows from that incident. It's very comfy when it all ties up and feels like a complete universe, but my stuff doesn't always work that way.
People are interested in crime fiction when they're quite distanced from crime. People in Darfur are not reading murder mysteries.
There's a real emphasis on being witty in Scotland, even in crime novels.
Crime fiction is the fiction of social history. Societies get the crimes they deserve.
The danger that may really threaten (crime fiction) is that soon there will be more writers than readers.
Popularity is a crime from the moment it is sought; it is only a virtue where men have it whether they will or no.
We can play politics, or we can reduce crime.
Giving a 10-year mandatory minimum for a second offense fist fight is not going to reduce the chance that someone will be stabbed 16 times when you are not funding any of the programs that are desperately needed to actually reduce juvenile crime.
The death penalty is discriminatory and does not do anything about crime.
In the city, a lot of crime happens, a lot of violence happens from time to time.
I'm sort of fascinated by the whole espionage crime thing.
The criminal law needs to be improved to meet new forms of crime, but to denounce financial devices which are useful and legitimate because use is made of them for fraud, is ridiculous and unworthy of the age in which we live.
William Graham Sumner
Obviously crime pays, or there'd be no crime.
G. Gordon Liddy
My earnest hope is that what we started in terms of building partnerships with communities across America will continue, that we will continue our efforts to reduce crime and violence.
One of the things I learned is that you've got to deal with the underlying social problems if you want to have an impact on crime - that it's not a coincidence that you see the greatest amount of violent crime where you see the greatest amount of social dysfunction.
I was a prosecutor for many years, I'm a crime victim myself, and I've tried so many cases I don't even know how many anymore.
About 25 years ago, I started out as a reporter covering politics. And that sort of just evolved into organized crime, because organized crime and politics were the same thing in Boston.
In my home State of Minnesota, I have seen firsthand the importance of Byrne grants to local police in reducing crime and drugs and improving public safety.
I cannot imagine a context that would some day, in some manner, make the monstrous crime of September 11 an understandable or comprehensible political act.
The crime novel has always been my favourite genre.
White-collar crime gets more outrageous by the second in America.
Sisters in Crime now has more than 4,000 members worldwide.
You have got to make sure there's due process for somebody that's accused of a crime. You've got make sure they're safe.
Stopping crime before it occurs is the most effective crime fighting tool of all.
I was assigned to the Waffen-SS but was never involved in any crime. Besides, I always felt the need to write about my experiences in a larger context one day. This has only developed recently, now that I have overcome my inner aversion to writing an autobiography in the first place, specifically one having to do with my younger years.
Where it is a duty to worship the sun it is pretty sure to be a crime to examine the laws of heat.
In a crime story, the details become tremendously important - where the staircase was in relation to the bed, for example.
Crime shapes how we think about the world; it shapes social decisions that we make; it shapes our base of knowledge. But we don't talk about it intelligently.
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