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Lessons from Lyall

It isn’t often one gets to read a thriller writer’s every novel, back to back.  But last year I volunteered to talk about an old favourite, Gavin Lyall, at an ‘Authors Remembered’ panel at CrimeFest 2019; given the probability that at least one person in the audience would have either a) known Lyall, or b) re-read his books obsessively every year, I thought I’d better brush up.  Would that most research were this much fun…

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