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5 great interviews with female crime authors

From Denise Mina to Nevada Barr, here are recent insights from some of the best contemporary female crime authors.

- Randy Dotinga

2. Jassy Mackenzie on the contrasts of South Africa, where her novels take place

"There's an amazing generosity and wonderful spirit in the people who are here in South Africa, an unbelievable kindness and friendship that you can be shown by a complete stranger who may actually not even have a job.

 "It shows its faces and facets in so many ways, and yet you have this violent side. There's that other extreme where you're tucked away behind high electronic fences, and you're still quaking that armed gangs will break in."

Read the full interview with Jassy Mackenzie, author of the "Jade de Jong" series


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