Mobiles ‘ruin crime fiction’
CRIME writing is harder than ever because of mobile phones, a leading Scottish author has claimed.
Christopher Brookmyre said authors had to embrace new technology, but mobiles had impacted on the genre by making it more difficult to place victims in perilous situations.
He said: “Crime writers hate mobile phones. Before mobile phones were invented it was so much easier to put your character in peril and unable to contact the police.
“There are more mobile phone blind spots in crime fiction than in the real world.
“I remember I had the bad guys remove the sim cards from all these people so that they wouldn’t be able to get in touch with the police.”