How to host a murder
Murder without Motive, Martin McKenzie-Murray’s masterful debut, is about the 2004 murder of Rebecca Ryle in suburban Perth, and blurs the traditional ‘police procedural’ elements of the true-crime genre, with that of memoir. McKenzie-Murray joins Gideon Haigh for an in-depth discussion of crime-writing and murder most horrid.
Martin McKenzie-Murray is the Saturday Paper’s chief correspondent. He is a former Canberra speechwriter, Age columnist, and adviser to the chief commissioner of Victoria Police.
Gideon Haigh has been a journalist 32 years, published 32 books and edited seven others. His latest is book is Stroke of Genius: Victor Trumper and the Shot That Changed Cricket published in 2016 by Penguin Random House.