Alan Johnson and Simon Mason Turning to Crime
Crime fiction is the most popular genre in the country - and loved as much by women as men. But why? What is our fascination with gory storytelling? Two acclaimed writers, both of whom have come from careers in entirely different areas, talk about what turned them to a life of crime, how they research their stories and the techniques they use to keep readers on the edge of their seats. Alan Johnson is author of several acclaimed books on his life story. Simon Mason's latest book is Lost and Never Found. He teaches creative writing.