Author Interview – Owen Mullen

Colin Garrow

Scots-born author Owen Mullen had a career as a rock musician before turning to writing. So what motivated him to try something new?

Thinking back to when you started writing, what was it that inspired you to write crime fiction?

The simple answer is: I wanted to see if I could do it. Crime fiction differs from other fiction in that it demands a level of attention to detail in the plotting that isn’t quite as important in other genres. I wanted to know if I could satisfy the unique disciplines involved. It also happens to be the genre I enjoy reading most.

Your Charlie Cameron series is set in Glasgow – was that a deliberate decision (given your own Scottish heritage)?

Absolutely. Having worked in Glasgow most of my life I know the city well. Setting those stories there gave me the opportunity to highlight the unique and wonderful…

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