- from Susan
Maybe there’s something in the air. Last Friday, I posted a piece on my web blog on why writers write fiction. Because the answer to why writers write crime fiction is, to me, so close, I’m going to link to my freshly written post (http://www.susancshea.com/why-writers-write.htm) and merely add that crime fiction authors frequently cite the desire to see justice served, an outcome that is sometimes more satisfyingly achieved in the pages of a book than in real life. (Just think: the Norwegian man who killed more than 80 of his countrymen in two bloodbaths in a single day can only be sentenced to a maximum of 21 years if he is found to have been sane.) What do you – readers and writers – think?