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Christopher Fowler
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Yes, that's Bryant & May in Lego, sent by superfan David Bond. Apart from anything else, the lighting is perfect. He tells me he's working on another one. This sort of thing doesn't usually happen in crime novels. 'You can say whatever you like so long as you keep a straight face' is an old rule in murder mystery writing. Imagine the curse of the writer who uses comedy as a tool. At festivals we…
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Christopher Fowler
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The Arts
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Which books have created a world for you? It's not just for fantasy writers. The creator of every story has to make his or her world convincing. The most extreme examples are practiced by authors like John Crowley, Ursula LeGuin and Paul McAuley, but we all have to do it to different degrees. The world of the murder mystery series 'Big Little Lies' is a good example. Both the book and show have…
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