A reader's reference to S.S. Van Dine's Twenty Rules for Writing Detective Stories
has touched off a discussion. What must a crime story do to keep you reading? What features must it have to qualify as crime fiction? Do rules even have a place in discussions of contemporary crime writing?
You will not be graded on your answers, but attendance will be taken. Good luck.© Peter Rozovsky 2006
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