I’ve been writing full time for more than a decade, in a range of genres, Historical Adventure, Psychological Thriller, and Romance.
I enjoyed all of them, but it wasn’t until I wrote a murder mystery that I finally discovered my genre home.
Along with giving me the buzz that all fiction writing does, murder mysteries appeal to the analytical part of what passes for my brain.
I discovered there are so many aspects for a murder mystery writer to dive into, forensic science, psychology, police methods, technology. I haven’t even begun to scratch the surface yet.
I’ve always read widely, meaning pretty much everything I could get my hands on, including murder mysteries. I’m a YUGE fan of Ann Cleeve and Ian Rankin in the UK, Dashiell Hammett and Raymond Chandler in America, and here in Australia, Ian Temple and a wonderful writer from long ago, Arthur Upfield. Of course, like many fans of the genre, I grew up on a literary diet of Sherlock Holmes and Agatha Christie.
On this website, I plan to write about anything and everything to do with this wonderful genre:
- What our favorite writers are doing;
- Book reviews.
- Stuff about the process of writing murder mysteries
- Interesting developments in Policing and Forensic Science
If it’s to do with this wonderful genre, then it’s going to be grist for our mill.
And of course, opinions, comments and guest bloggers are all welcome.
What fun, if we can get some good conversations going.