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»I got beaten up once when I was a journalist, and I’m fed up of reading all these crime novels where the hero gets beaten up and the next day they’re leaping out of bed all gung-ho and ready to roll. All I wanted to do was pull the covers over my head and never go out the house again.«

Val McDermid

The brutal cost of enforcing the law: Jake Kerridge in conversation with writer Val McDermid about her latest novel Cross and Burn and why it requires real guts to be a police officer. The portrait at The Telegraph.

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