>That’s what I’ve answered whenever people ask me what my book’s about, and the usual response is “That’s cool! I love mysteries.” If I attempt to explain that it’s a historical set in 1908, involves a lighthouse, and it’s not a cozy, their eyes sometimes get that glazed look. I like cozies as much as the next person. I also like PI mysteries, although I skirt the CSI-type, gory or violent mysteries. But the common thread that gives readers satisfaction in mystery fiction has its roots in the sense of “AND JUSTICE FOR ALL.”
I’ll be exploring this in future posts. I’m not saying that all mysteries end with justice for all – some do not. I’ve read books like that, but there’s an underlying sense of something missing, in my mind anyway. I’d love to know whether or not you agree with me. Feel free to comment.