»Yet both McDermid and Russell, with their wildly differing approaches to their work, manage to crank out successful, powerful crime novels, which attract huge international followings and great critical acclaim, and have been adapted for television. There is a lesson here for aspiring writers, which is: if someone tells you there’s a right way to write, don’t listen to them.«
Craig Russell and Val McDermid are both Scottish crime writers who grew up in Fife. But there the similiarities end, finds Tom Chivers in Segovia. His report at The Telegraph.