What does it mean to say a mystery novel is literary?
Sometimes it feels as if the murder victim has been inserted into a book as a prop, to make the story happen for other people.
"The most beautiful thing we can experience is the mysterious."
Readers believe we are solving one particular mystery, when all along something else entirely has been going on.
Upstairs, in a fine old house, Mrs Inglethorp dies of strychnine poisoning ...
You can’t really discuss Australian crime fiction without mentioning Jane Harper’s first book. It has been spectacularly successful. Here's one reason.
Agatha Christie can be taken seriously as a modernist author.