22 August 2007 0 Comments

BBC on crime fiction trends

The BBC has a terrific article on new trends in crime fiction on its website today. It includes details of a new series of Agatha Christie comic books — with a few sample illustrations of Poirot in cartoon form — and some analysis of recent changes in the genre. One of the elements it picks up on is the predominance of female readers (and writers) — something I’ve noticed from the emails I receive on my website. It also examines the sub-genre of exotic fiction, quoting me on why I chose to write about a Palestinian detective and how crime fiction can really get to the heart of a society. The full BBC story is at: http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/uk_news/magazine/6949913.stm

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