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Message 1 - posted by adrianm, Jan 19, 2007

There's some discussion going on (mainly in the US, I believe) that the PI/gumshoe/detective novel has had its day. Oxford, of course, has an interest in this not being the case, like many other parts of the UK where crime novels and their sleuths are located or associated with specific towns.
As a crime novelist, I'm obviously keen to hear that the genre is alive and kicking and far from moribund! But it would be interesting to hear what people think. (Incidentally, I have to lump thrillers in with crime fiction, since some are impossible to separate, being... well, crime thrillers.)
As a matter of interest, there will be a discussion with a panel of four crime writers (Elizabeth Corley, Ann Granger, Michelle Spring and me - Adrian Magson) at Blackwell's Bookshop, Broad Street, at 6.30 on Wednesday, 7th February. So if you fancy having a listen - or a say - please come along. The tickets are FREE.
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Message 2 - posted by U2836684, Jan 19, 2007

Stephen leather,Alex kava and Martina cole are my favourate crime writers.

as a genre i dont think that crime novels have gone out of fashion at the moment,although i have been tending to lean to reading autobiographys,i have just finished humble pie by gordon ramsey and that was quite good.
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Message 3 - posted by 800lbGorilla, Jan 19, 2007

Judging by the new issues in Waterstones the crime novel/thriller is still going strong. I think that the classic writers such as Christie and Sayers will never really go out of fashion.
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Message 4 - posted by Fluffypeg, Jan 19, 2007

I love crime novels. As there is such a range to choose from - from period classics to modern CSI types - how can they possibly go out of fashion?

Personally, I love everything ranging from Agatha Christie to Patricia Cornwell and Greg Isles.
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Message 5 - posted by solsdiss, Feb 19, 2007

I'm sorry we missed this, are you doing anything else like this? Or any other Oxfordshire writers doing anything similar?

I have an involvement with the West Oxfordshire Writers Group and I'm sure they would be interested in things like this too.
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