Saturday, January 12, 2008
Guns or roses?
"Why don't you write romances?" my husband asked me the other day. "Don't you love me?"
He didn't put it quite that way, but you get the idea.
It's a good question (the first one; the second one is easy), one that comes up often on conference panels.
Usually we say we want to bring order to a disorderly world, or we like puzzles and we're building and solving them in our mysteries. Some say we want to handle the stories with high stakes or expose the evil in the world or show how the good guys will always win.
How about you? Why do you write mysteries? Why do you read mysteries?