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@ 2012-12-05 14:00:00
It Would Be Criminal To Dislike Fiction Novels
Crime and mystery fiction is hard to clarify bearing in mind that it is awkward to isolate where crime fiction begins or where it finishes. The important and key components of crime and mystery fiction books are danger, love and death. It also consists of a number of sub-genres which include detective novels (as in the whodunit), legal thrillers and courtroom dramas.
Crime fiction is a book genre which fictionalises crimes and the solving of them, not forgetting the perpetrators of crimes and their reasons for them. Crime fiction is in the main distinguished from mainstream fiction genres, as in historical or science fiction, although in most instances the boundaries can become unclear.
Agatha Christie is a great detective (whodunit) writer, the creator of Miss Marple and Poirot no less, nevertheless crime fiction these days most of the time includes the most ghastly or hideous of acts. It's possible to have a connection with the characters or heroes in such novels and this can help you to enjoy them much more and empathising with a detective that has to overcome certain obstacles or difficult conditions means they are extremely exciting to crime fiction readers.
Certain readers often consider detective fiction a bit tame since they've developed a need to know how the darker side of humanity could present itself. Maybe the reason women in particular are attracted to this genre is that crime fiction allows readers an opportunity to explore the criminal motivations of a killer, whilst within the confines of the pages of a book.
For hundreds of years British books of fiction, particularly crime, has progressed from being a modest celebration of logic to become the precise opposite. This could have a lot to do with transformations in society overall and the impartial and not to be bought British justice, that resulted in villains inevitably getting the punishment they deserve with murderers especially heading for the noose. It's fair to say that when the laws of the land changed, like the abolition of hanging during 1964, so did crime and mystery fiction stories because each one of these changes were reflected in this genre and by making an allowance for the age in which the narrative was set.
Fortunately, crime fiction and the film industry have complemented each other effectively through the years. Both cater to the need of the average audience to travel into a world of optimism, in which the hero reaps the rewards and the baddie incurs the punishment. Crime fiction which has been adapted into films most often are massively successful, for example the books of mystery fiction authors as with John Grisham's The Client and A Time to Kill.
Wilkie Collins' The Woman in White is generally considered to be one of the earliest detective books with the novel's hero, Walter Hartright, applying lots of the investigative methods we have a tendency to associate with later detectives. This novel also gives a fascinating look into the genre's beginnings.
Crime fiction readers worldwide are fascinated by novels set during the Victorian era. These books allow us to take a look into the workings of the police in those days and the methods they used to solve the crimes of the day. As mystery fiction novels these days could be, and frequently are, founded on criminal profiling, pathologists, databases, DNA etc, it is a delight to get back to the simpler methods, to put it another way, villain versus hero, brains against strength and the challenging work of the unaided detective.
Crime fiction is designed to grab your attention within the first couple of pages and it is this element that makes crime and mystery fiction books the reads of a lifetime.