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Depeschen mit dem Leitwort D. E. Meredith

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»Exploring difficult themes within the framework of historical fiction certainly gives me some distance. I based a scene in The Devil’s Ribbon on a shell attack in Kabul where I saw three people decapitated and where I was only maybe a metre or two from where an RPG landed. I transferred that image and those feelings of shock and despair into Hatton’s mind and world.«

D. E. Meredith

»Rules are almost always an individual’s personal preference at a particular moment in time. I don’t mind if Elmore Leonard chooses to carry every piece of dialogue with “said”, because it works for his style of writing – but he’s wrong when he says it’s an invisible word.«

William Ryan

A fine converstation: D. E. Meredith and William Ryan talking about historical crime fiction, settings and writing rules. Read more at the Shotsmag Blog.