The Slipping Place, is a carefully structured murder mystery, set in and around Hobart and on Mount Wellington. There is a death early and another half way through. Ultimately, the murderer and motives will be clearly identified and there are clues placed throughout the plot which point towards this. The book is also rich with … Continue reading The Slipping Place
Narrative is central to our understanding of life. It reflects the structures of human thinking.
There are many reasons we might pick up a detective novel. One is obvious and very simple: We know we enjoyed the last one.
In 1948, poet W. H. Auden confessed to a passion: "The reading of detective stories is an addiction."
The delight of finding the hidden thread that pulls together an array of confusing facts, of solving a puzzle, of revealing the hidden significance of things.
One of the great thrills of detective fiction — the thrill of not knowing.
Our reasons for loving detective fiction are complex and hard to describe.