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Published on September 16th, 2015 | by Booknotes Administrator

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Talking Books: Crime writer Michael Robotham

Chief Executive Catriona Ferguson recently interviewed internationally bestselling crime author Michael Robotham during his tour of New Zealand.

They discussed why he chose to write crime novels (it was accidental!), how he comes up with his stories (they’re always seeded from real events), and why he thinks crime fiction is so phenomenally successful (flawed, but not hopeless, characters combined with a compelling story).

“A great crime novel”, says Michael, can resonate with you for days afterward. It will keep you entertained, enthralled. It’s not an exercise in naval gazing or rattling around someone’s head for 350 pages of self-indulgent retrospection – there’s a story at its heart.


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