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Monday 21 October, 2019

Opinion: 'Dublin Murders shows how our obsession with crime stories is just part of the human condition'

Author Sam Blake explores how readers got hooked on crime stories – and why it’s no bad thing.

Tuesday 30 October, 2018

Opinion: 'Why do we like reading about crime so much in Ireland? Because it offers escapism'

Crime writer Sam Blake explains that writing and reading crime can help you get away from the news when it’s grim. And unlike in real life, there’ll always be a satisfying ending.