Tuesday, 12 August 2014

A (fictitious) crime scene

I stole this picture from the Facebook page of South African crime writer Deon Meyer. This is the second picture I stole from his FB page, the first one I did for this post. Shame on me, I know. This is from St Martinis Lutheran Church in Cape Town. Why would I download the picture of a church do you ask? Because it is the scene of a murder in Thirteen Hours, the crime that sets the story in motion. And even though it is a fictitious murder of a fictitious character, I look at this picture and it feels so real, like something really happened there and that I have seen it. This is one thing I love about Meyer, how evocative he is.

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