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Crime writer McDermid: I don't 'glorify' violence

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Val McDermid is one of Britain's most popular novelists. Her stories of twisted killers and flawed detectives are part of a modern genre of graphic crime fiction that is far removed from the conventions of Agatha Christie and Sir Arthur Conan Doyle.

Compelling stories peppered with horrifying violence entertain millions around the world but are there lines she will not cross?

You can watch the full interview on Monday 24 October on BBC World News at 03:30 GMT, 08:30 GMT, 15:30 GMT and 20:30 GMT. And on BBC News Channel on Monday 24 October at 04.30 and on Tuesday 25 October at 04.30 BST.

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