An evil fascination

Tess Gerritsen collects gut-churningly awful newspaper stories.

10th February, 2007

Tess Gerritsen collects gut-churningly awful newspaper stories.

She files them away and then, when she’s ready, brings them out to be used in her fiction.

It might seem like a macabre way to make one’s characters interesting, but - with 19 novels published, many of which have been translated into 30 languages - there’s no doubt that the technique works.

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