Sunday, June 9, 2019

The Top 10 Things Every Crime Writer Needs

     Moonless nights. 
     Cars with engine trouble.
     Lack of cell phone reception.
     Severe and unexpected weather systems.  
     Abandoned houses.
     Rookie partners.
     Childhood trauma.
     Wrong turns.
     The mafia.
     Failed marriages.  

What other tropes do you see in crime fiction?


scott adlerberg said...

The return to the proverbial home town to get to the bottom of old secrets.

Claire Booth said...

Yes! Great one!