What real-life events have inspired waves of crime fiction?
The crux of C.A.P.'s comment is that a similar crisis may lie behind the current burst of Irish crime writing: the 1996 killing of the investigative reporter Veronica Guerin. That's a provocative thesis about a chilling case, and it leads me to throw the floor open to readers:
What real-life cases have sparked explosions of crime fiction, especially outside the traditional detective-story big three of the United States, Great Britain, and France? Back in February, I linked to a discussion of post-war violence and corruption in Japan that may have inspired Seicho Matsumoto. Can you think of any others?
© Peter Rozovsky 2007
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