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The thrill of crime

Crime/thriller-writing is a genre with legions of fans – I like to dabble myself from time to time quite separately from my reviewing duties – and it’s pleasing to note that some of its most popular exponents and indeed fictional characters are women.

Here are some relevant links that Rust readers might like to follow:

Results of a 2015 W.H. Smith’s poll to decide – TOP TWENTY ALL-TIME FAVOURITE/BEST CRIME WRITERS

An article in the Daily Telegraph in February 2008 suggesting – FIFTY CRIME WRITERS TO READ BEFORE YOU DIE

A February 2015 article on the Dead Good website about a list in The Sunday Times of – FIFTY BEST CRIME AND THRILLER BOOKS

To end with, here’s a link to an article by Steff Broadribb about the role of sex in crime thrillers, both the writing and plot-issues thereof, that appears today upon the website of – THE INDEPENDENT


About Melanie Gay

A former literary agent with three published novels of her own, Melanie retains her life-long love of the written word and recently mastered the Kindle. She is currently writing a historical novel set in 17th Century Britain and Holland. More Posts