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December 12, 2018

There have been lots of bodies in our libraries over the years: one in three new books published in English every year falls into the crime fiction category. True crime is also increasingly popular. So, from very neat murders through to ghastly and gory tales, crime writing takes up a large amount of shelf space in bookstores and in libraries. There are early and modern classics. Book by men and women. Crime stories focused on the detective, the forensic professional, the lawyer, the accidental sleuth and more.

Crime writing offers windows into the worlds of the worst types of criminals. These tales also let us travel – across time and around the world – we can work hard to solve the crime or we can sit back and let our heroes and heroines being offenders to account for what they have done. What are your favourite crime related reads? Any films or games? What are the blogs, Twitter streams or magazines you read for #crimeread? What about podcasts?

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