From The School of Life
Murder mysteries can be about death and the profound mystery of life itself.
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."
For W. H. Auden detective fiction embodied a timeless idea, which appears in Classical, Christian and Freudian thought.