Sex… and Crime Fiction

An Essay by Jill Edmondson "A dirty book is rarely dusty." -- unknown SEX! Now that I have your attention, let's start off with a couple of disconnects. First, the claim that "sex sells." Next is the recognition that in crime fiction readers can find detailed, graphic, visceral descriptions of death and dying, but not … Continue reading Sex… and Crime Fiction

Joe Pike

Created by Robert Crais "Joe Pike is a conscious representative of our righteous rage at injustice. He is what happens when society fails." -- Crais explains Pike in The Line-Up. A longtime fan favourite, JOE PIKE is the strong silent partner of Robert Crais' Elvis Cole, appearing in all his books. But in 2007, Pike finally took … Continue reading Joe Pike