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Writing thrillers

18 February 2008

'The bad guys always have good bits in them and the good guys can have bad bits. My books are true to life both in subject matter and in how the plot develops - as a journalist, I like writing thrillers because they're more closely based on reality. But you can't mess around - everything has to be plausible and has to have happened, in some form, in the real world. So, I like my books to be open-ended.'

Stephen Leather, whose latest title Dead Men is just out, in Publishing News