Friday, March 13, 2009

Getting away with murder

For those who are into crime fiction, you might want to read this article in The Observer by Tobias Jones, a British author and journalist best known for the book he wrote about Italy, The Dark Heart of Italy in 2003, explaining why detective stories set in exotic locations are becoming more and more popular.

Even the travel specialist bookshop Daunt Books in London, is selling crime books under country headings alongside the Rough Guides and Lovely Planets. Fascinating.

Nowadays Crime books are so popular that if writers want to pay the rent, they have to put a dead body and a detective into their travel books. How true ?

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