Thursday, August 26, 2010

Rosemary Herbert on the allure of mysteries during the summer.

On the OUP blog, Rosemary Herbert (editor of The Oxford Companion to Crime and Mystery Writing, in which I wrote the entry on the hotel milieu; also coeditor of the recently released New Omnibus of Crime) discusses why mystery fiction is such an attraction during the summer. One reason, she says, is that "[r]eading a mystery can be a visceral experience."

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