Tag: Talking About Detective Fiction

More Thoughts on Detective Fiction

I have been reading and thinking about PD James’s little book, Talking About Detective Fiction (Knopf 2009) while putting together a proposal for a new crime series. I feel as if she’s been my companion through this process, my reactions to her observations revealing… Continue Reading “More Thoughts on Detective Fiction”

Shop Talk: Allowing a Sleuth to Age

“One of the most interesting aspects of [Sir John] Appelby is the way in which he ages and matures so that readers who fall under his spell can have the satisfaction of vicariously living his life. ….no other detective writer has produced for his… Continue Reading “Shop Talk: Allowing a Sleuth to Age”