“Y” is for whY

Why are detective stories the most popular genre in fiction? What makes them so popular? Escapism Crime fiction often has a faster pace than other genres. You can lose yourself in a page-turner and forget everything else. Puzzle solving Detective stories with their clues, alibis and red herrings pose a mental challenge. You might enjoy the intellectual puzzle and try to solve the mystery. Human … Continue reading “Y” is for whY

“O” is for Omens–A to Z Blogging Challenge 2022

My topic for this year’s A to Z Blogging Challenge is Elements of Crime Fiction I am a great fan of detective novels. Cosy mysteries,  police procedurals, psychological thrillers– you name it. For the month of April I am going to try and break up crime fiction into its components and see what makes it tick. My topic for today is : Omens, superstitions & … Continue reading “O” is for Omens–A to Z Blogging Challenge 2022

“N” is for Nuances, Hunches & Intuition — A to Z Blogging Challenge 2022

Nuances are shades of meaning or subtleties. Although barely perceptible individually, they add up to give a clear picture. In this way they help detectives both real and fictional to reach the correct conclusion. Agatha Christie ‘s Miss Marple was great at picking up nuances. In “After the Funeral” she catches an imposter. The woman the imposter was impersonating used to cock her head to … Continue reading “N” is for Nuances, Hunches & Intuition — A to Z Blogging Challenge 2022