OK, so I promised a post today about why I love Crime Fiction. It's only going to be a short one but I can confidently say that I do love Crime Fiction and I love writing in this genre too. I really like the whodunit type of story and I tend it read a lot of James Patterson and Ian Rankin. I also love Thomas Harris' Silence of the Lambs too - but why - why do I love Crime Fiction so much?
Well for me it's easy to point out! Is it wrong to say I love a good fictional murder? It entertains me. I suppose murders happen in real life and I like to know why a person would kill another - what's their motive? and I also love solving the puzzle of who committed the crime.
I love guessing who the murderer is in the whodunit type novels and I am pretty good at this now. I find I can spot the red herring a mile off - not all of the time but most. In the style of reading about serial killers like in Silence of the Lambs I find the mind of a serial killer interesting and find myself favouring the character of Hannibal - he does only murder people who deserve it after all! Whether this is right or wrong is another matter - I just feel Harris writes in a way that evokes sympathy.
Crime fiction keeps you on the edge of your seat - it keeps you guessing, and thinking, always trying to solve the murder and mystery. I also find it interesting to watch what the detective does to catch the murderer. I think it is reflective to some of life and it's interesting to see all of the efforts that have to of into solving just one case.
I also like the psychological aspect too - what goes on in the mind of the killer?
Tell me, do you like crime fiction? What's your favourite author/TV show? What do you like/not like about it?
Come on, readers, share your thoughts!