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

McGee’s Little Black Book

Let's Face It--The Dude Got Around... Salvage consultant, beach bum, tarnished knight errant...and slut! It's no secret that John D. MacDonald's Travis McGee got around. But someone actually took the time to sit down and compile a list. According to Jay Pearsall, in his delightful book, Mystery & Crime: The New York Public Library Book … Continue reading McGee’s Little Black Book