It's Monday and I am raring to go with another Monday Discussion, but this one is pretty huge. Today I want to do Crime Fiction. Again, I want popular, living and still publishing authors to consider adding to the mix for our Death Bracket, Click here for the full explanation.
Crime Fiction encompasses many genres. Here is the definition I have written and will be using:
A crime story is defined by its plot. These are novels in which a crime is committed, someone investigates the crime, and some resolution to the investigation is reached by novel’s end. Not all crime fiction ends with the criminal coming to justice, but the reader will always finish a crime novel knowing whodunit. The crime genres are for readers who enjoy compellingly paced stories with investigative elements and protagonists with whom they can identify. While not all crime fiction is overtly violent, the general trend is toward grittier and more graphic descriptions. Crime fiction includes the genres of Mystery, Thriller, Suspense, and Psychological Suspense.Okay, here I go.
Of course here at the BPL we love Gillian Flynn (the video of her appearance will be up tomorrow).
I also want to mention Alan Bradley and Louise Penny in traditional mystery, Kate Atkinson and Tana French in suspense, and James Rollins, Iris Johansen and Daniel Silva in Thriller.
So have at it. Start throwing out authors.
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