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Kathy Reichs: Devil Bones did not inspire murder

18th January 2010

Thriller writer Kathy Reichs has revealed her sorrow at finding out that a killer was obsessed with one of her novels, but says her work did not inspire the murderer.

Glasgow student Roshan Dantis, who was recently jailed for killing his best friend's wife, Khusbu Shah, became fixated with Reichs' Devil Bones and even renewed his library copy of the book hours after the murder.

The author, who gave expert advice in the trial at Glasgow's High Court, said: 'It's terrible for her husband and for her child to lose a mother. That's part of what I try to bring out in my books; that violence like this affects all networks of people.'

However, Reichs dismissed that her book could have shown Dantis how to evade detection by the police, pointing out that the 30-year-old had carried out online research on the topic.

She also noted that the crime appeared to be motivated by financial reward, while the murder in Devil Bones is carried out for Satanic reasons.

Last year, Patricia Cornwell wrote in the Observer that being a former morgue worker and crime author has not made it any easier for her to deal with violence and death.

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