Despite pressure from his superiors and the weight of tradition, one police officer said he had no intention of taking his work home with him – particularly as he had recently redecorated. ‘I know everyone else has one,’ the grizzled detective remarked. ‘But images of blood-stained locations. A weapon or two. A complicated web of photographs and coloured bits of string. It’s just not my thing. My wife said go for a nice magnolia and she was right.
‘I have no plans to take a morbid fascination with this case, which then causes me to alienate my family and drink whisky alone. If anything, when I get home, I like to unwind with a nice game of Scrabble and half a glass of shandy. And on weekends I mow the lawn.’
‘There are no silhouettes next to the phrase 'Mr. Big', followed by a question mark. If I wanted a collage, I’d put up one of my kids’ school pictures – where art is the only thing being murdered.’