First Person

Arlene Hunt: 38, crime fiction author, Dublin.

13th November, 2011
Arlene Hunt. Photo: Maura Hickey

I was introduced to crime fiction early. I went from Enid Blyton to Joseph Wambaugh in the space of six months.

I am fascinated with police procedure. Reading The Choir Boys, I was absorbed by its verse and vernacular. I've always had my nose in a book.

I don't do forensic pathology. I don't technically examine crime scenes. I'm interested in the emotional fallout from violence.

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