Good News for Murder Mystery Authors

There's good news in the midst of all the doom and gloom recession - for murder mystery writers like me that is (I hope)! According to an article in the Saturday Telegraph Review section today, 'Misery memoirs will nosedive in favour of romances and murder mysteries.'

The article written by Helen Brown examines what kind of books we'll be buying through a recession. Most publishers agree we're likely to turn away from the grimmer stuff including misery memoirs and 'suicidally bleak' literary fiction and seek refuge in the covers of a romance or murder mystery.

It states that the thirties gave us the golden age of crime fiction - of which I am an avid fan- with the likes of Agatha Christie, Dorothy L. Sayers and Margery Allingham, so here's hoping that the the next decade will see the growth of the murder mystery novel where the reader can immerse him or herself in an entertaining, thrilling read, and at least have the satisfaction of seeing justice done on paper, and of solving ( or trying to solve) a complex but gripping murder case.

So, here's to Inspector Andy Horton and his gang and the marine mystery, and to all my readers I say, 'thank you' for being so loyal. There's more to come - Dead Man's Wharf is published on 30 April 2009 in hardcover visit for more details.


Col B said…
Thank God for that Pauline! I'm just starting off and I hope to be part of this success.
I read your pertinent comments on Matt's 'Title' discussion on the Suspense/Thriller Writers' group.
Pauline Rowson said…
Good luck with your writing.I think there will always be a demand for good crime and thriller novels. Thanks for dropping by and taking time to comment. Regards, Pauline.

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