Dear TCL Readers: Happy Fall! Soon it will be Rosh Hashanah, the start of the High Holidays, and for a lot of reasons, I am looking forward to a new year and some new beginnings. (Also to finally getting back to my book-in-progress.) It was also great to be at Bouchercon in San Diego over Labor Day weekend, catching up with friends and fellow writers and readers, soaking up the beautiful weather, and generally being reminded why the mystery community remains the best. (Thankfully, too, I dodged COVID, which I know felled far too many people. I wish everyone a continued speedy recovery! And to getting
Excellent entry today! I appreciate the discussion of why we read crime fiction. Yes, to find comfort and escape. I always pass on reading books that offer a chance for me to, "get inside the mind of a serial killer." Not comforting. Also it is no escape if the killer turns into a nemesis who pursues the detective for years. (This includes relatives and imitators of the original killer.)
LOVE Chabrol, I look forward to your essay!