By: Elena Grace Flores
People who love to write must continue their passion even just for a hobby because it is a talent that not everybody can have. Besides, it’s therapeutic and relaxing after putting all thoughts into print. Take the case of Clare Mackintosh who’s former profession as a police officer made her the best writer for a crime novel. It is for sure not only fiction but there are some truths in it – making her masterpiece, the winning entry beating other famous writers. Read through this interesting report:
BBC reported: A former police officer’s debut novel has won the main prize at one of the UK’s top crime-writing festivals. Clare Mackintosh’s I Let You Go was named best crime novel at the Theakston Old Peculier Crime Writing Festival.She beat five authors, including Robert Galbraith – the crime-writing pseudonym of Harry Potter author JK Rowling.
It added: Author Val McDermid was also honoured with an outstanding contribution to crime fiction award at the festival she helped to set up.