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Great story caught my eye in Times Higher Education this week:

But the University of Dundee has come up with a novel way to reward benefactors: murder them. Fictionally, that is.

As part of Dundee’s attempt to raise £1 million to build a new state-of-the-art teaching mortuary, four best-selling crime and mystery writers will allow the highest bidder to appear as a corpse or character in a forthcoming novel.

Participating authors include Stuart MacBride, whose Logan McRae series uses Aberdeen as a backdrop for “horrific crimes” as well as “much eating of chips and drinking of beer”, according to his website.

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