BBC Home

Explore the BBC


26th August 2019
Accessibility help
Text only

BBC Homepage

Channel Islands
Guernsey
Jersey


Contact Us


Like this page?
Send it to a friend!

 

or register to join or start a new discussion.


Discussion:

No Discussion Title

Messages  1 - 5 of 5

 
 
 

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.
Complain about a message      

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.
Complain about a message      

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.
Complain about a message      

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.
Complain about a message      

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.
Complain about a message      
 

This discussion is tagged with:
- Oxford

getting involved How to reply to messagespopup icon
complain  Alert us about a messagepopup icon
online safety Are you being safe online?popup icon

Messages  1 - 5 of 5

 


About the BBC | Help | Terms of Use | Privacy & Cookies Policy