What got people into crime fiction?
Jason #questionnaire #fiction
Fell into it. Picked up a book that sounded good, enjoyed it, so looked for more of the genre x
Started with Dame Agatha and it went from there 😉
always… maybe through my mum
ITDC by Elizabeth Haynes and never looked back…
Gob-smackingly brilliant book
Absolutely. Have you met her? Like most dark sided author’s I’ve met…she is lovely!
She should be at Harrogate next year, and does a few events in Norwich if that helps… I met her at Felixstowe after a book event.
Reading my first James Patterson book.
Read my first Agatha Christie aged 11, and 45 years later still completely hooked. Never read any other genre!!
I’m also Agatha Christie
Probably TV drama if I’m honest – rather than books. ‘Line of duty’ is the kind of crime drama that motivates me.
I’ve always read a few different genres but crime/mystery/thrillers have always been my favourite. In my teens I really got into true crimes and my love for crime/mystery/thrillers just grew from there.
I was lazy as a child and never read children’s books. About age 10 or 11, I picked up one of my father’s library books. It happened to be a crime novel. That was it. I was hooked.
Responding to the voices in my head.
Agatha Christie and Ngaio Marsh. Now there’s a name from the past! Never hear anything of her these days. Also Paul Temple, the Francis Durbridge series on the wireless in my youth. I especially remember Paul Temple and the Margo Mystery. Funnily enough, I had the theme tune Coronation Scott as an earworm just a day or two ago https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yzfwm5VfrQQ
Personally i loved the Bill TV series so it was a natural progression to books, I liked imagining scenes myself, but still love programmes like Dexter or CSI xxx
I was looking in the local library for a book to read and saw a Robert Goddard book on display. I had never heard of him, but picked it up….the rest is history.
Famous five stories and i just progressed into adult books
It was a combo for me. My mum used to read a lot of crime fiction (Val McDermid was my first!) and my Nanna used to watch a lot of crime fiction on TV 🙂
Reading Sherlock Holmes stories when I was 12 or so
I blame Peter James assisted by John Grisham
Twitter actually – being Twitter friends with Cath Staincliffe got me into reading her books and then her recommendations
The possibility of imprisonment 🙂
I read lots of Nancy Drew as a child, followed by Mary Higgins Clark as a teen and so it went.
Agatha Christie….and then Ruth Rendell and so many more since
Reading it. Stealing a d devouring my dad’s books in Eastend Gangland, watching thrillers and true crime in TV…
Paperbacks I found on my parents bookshelves – Raymond Chandler and Agatha Christie.
Agatha Christie then Dick Francis and Dorothy L Sayers
Actually, I got into crime at a very early age with Enid Blyton’s secret seven and famous five!!!!
It was either do it in fiction, or do it in real life …. I figured fiction was safer.
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