Saturday, February 16, 2013

What's your favorite non-crime crime story?

I've been banging on about The Man Without Qualities for some time now, occasionally highlighting an aspect of Robert Musil's great novel that raised some issue pertinent to crime stories.

By no means are such passages restricted to chapters about the murderer Moosbrugger, and that leads to today's question: What non-crime stories have struck an unexpected crime-related chord? What issues, characters, or incidents have made you think, "Crime writers should be writing about this"?
© Peter Rozovsky 2013

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2 Comments:

Blogger Brian Lindenmuth said...

Not sure if this is what you mean but I've been hoping for a great North Dakota oil boom crime fiction novel.

February 17, 2013  
Blogger Peter Rozovsky said...

Well, if the story is a swiping tale of a phenomenon that reverberates beyond the oil wells and even beyond the Bakken formation itself, and crime is part of the story, yep, that would fit in.

What I mean is a book or story that is not crime, but something in it makes a reader think, "Hey, crime writers should be writing about this stuff."

February 17, 2013  

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