Mo­biles ‘ruin crime fic­tion’

The Sunday Post (Newcastle) - - EXCLUSIVE -

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.”

Au­thor Christo­pher.

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