Keeping the Mythic Distance
By Sarah Hilary
My great friend and mentor, the late Ranald Graham, would have been able to explain why I turned to crime. He understood these things and not just because he wrote scripts for The Sweeney, and The Professionals. The difference between UK and US cop shows? “Our (British) cop cars don’t bounce”. We were both huge fans of the horror genre too, and the human stories at the heart of shows like The Walking Dead. Sadly, I never had the chance to ask Ranald why I started writing a mystery/crime series. So I’ll try to muddle through an explanation of my own.