Artist: Derek Askem
I can hardly think of a genre where a terrible memory fits me
better than when I'm reading a crime fiction over again. I like the
genre because it's thrilling to read (if
the story is a good one), it's relaxing to read (suits fine on vacation) while
still challenging (can I find the
solution before detective?).
I feel there's a difference between crime fiction and
thrillers. Not all thrillers are crime fiction, but a good crime
fiction should be thrilling. In my world, a crime fiction should not
the murderer until the end. That's not saying I find a novel where
the offender is known as boring, far from it. I often find it very
thrilling to see if the offender get caught or not. It's only that I
define that in a crime fiction you have to search for the criminal.
has an article about crime fiction, here the writers discuss the
difference between a crime fiction and an "ordinary" fiction, or if
there is any difference at all.