‘MORISTOUN‘ by KEVIN McALLION Defender Of The Realm Buchan prided himself on giving clients his full attention but it was hard no to let his mind wander as Hogg babbled away while fidgeting in his seat. Condemned men rarely show grace under pressure but Hogg’s reaction to the most grievous of predicaments was particularly pathetic. […]
In crime fiction, the end should both surprise you and be believable. This works best if the characters are in conflict, not only with the outside world, but with themselves. I think that’s how people are in life, but in a crime novel, they’re placed in an extreme situation and so the conflicts are magnified.