Your name: Stephen
Your blog’s name: Dark Readers
Blog’s URL: www.dark-readers.com
Which types of books do you review? Everything, YA, Fantasy, Crime, Horror
What do you like about crime fiction? That it is a timeless genre, fitting so well into so many aspects of fiction, not just in its own genre, and takes on so many forms.
For anyone starting out, can you recommend 5 essential crime books to read? These are some of my personal favorites where I started out with different formats of crime or have very much enjoyed
1. The Eyre Affair by Jasper Fforde
2. Any NESBO – take your pick (through probably best to start with The Bat and work your way up)
3. Want to Play by P.J Tracy
4. The Cuckoo’s Calling by Robert Galbraith
5. Dissolution by C J Sansom
Do you have 1 or 2 personal favourites?
- The Eyre affair (and the whole Thursday Next series for what it does with genres) .
- The Abomination by Jonathan Holt built something very string, and combined a lot of different elements into this construction.
New crime fiction author you are most excited by? Jonathan Holt
Greatest fictional criminal? Brady Hartsfield
Greatest fictional detective? Thursday Next
How can authors and publishers encourage you to review their books? If it’s something that pips my interest, has a bit of an edge to it I’ll read it. They have to sell it to me. What is the USP of this book.
How do you like people to contact you? Email and Twitter