»What is sure is that I don’t want to insert the normal day-after-day life in my novels. Not because I don’t like it, but because, from my instinctive (and intellectual) point of view, a detective novel belongs to the great family of tales, legends, myths, etc., and not to realistic literature.«
Detective stories are really myths and tales: Peter Rozovsky talked to Fred Vargas. Read the second part of his revealing interview at his fine blog Detectives Beyond Borders.
»In any case, I try not to exaggerate when I use some historical or zoological knowledge in a book. It must remain a detective story, not become a historical one with lessons and everything boring.«
Peter Rozovsky in conversation with Fred Vargas: In the first part of his interview they talked about Algeria, about the overlap between her careers as author and scientist and a lot more. Read more at the fine blog Detectives Beyond Borders.