Q&A with Val McDermid's new crime stars
We spoke to Elizabeth Haynes, David Mark, Oliver Harris and Kate Rhodes, chosen by Val McDermid as the hottest new talents on the crime scene at Theakstons Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival
What do you think you have to do to stand out in crime fiction today?
David Mark: Not be Scandinavian seems to be the best bet. I don’t think you need to stand out particularly, unless you are doing something unique. I think being good enough to run with the herd is good enough for me.