The Saturday Writing Quote — Turow on why write mystery

“The decision to succumb to plot and to the tenacious emotional grip I felt in contemplating crime led me naturally to the mystery whose power as a storytelling form persisted despite its long-term residence in the low-rent precincts of critical esteem….”

— Scott Turow, American lawyer and mystery writer, in the New York Times “Writers on Writing” interview, 11/22/99

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