FFB: I'll Sing you Two-O - In Reference to Murder

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July 08, 2016


Todd Mason

Though I daresay we could know, from PEOPLE or VANITY FAIR or even HARPER'S more about distant figures that we did of our neighbors for quite a few years. Or decades. But it's certainly easy enough to "live" online now...

Would you segregate gothics and romantic suspense (where they merge and not so much gothic horror) from other crime fiction...mostly due to intent or romance-fiction hallmarks? Some criminous stories in FIVE GREAT ROMANCES issues I read from the '80s would've fit nicely in AHMM...only with more sex in them.

BV Lawson

I really hate all the various labels in fiction, quite honestly. I think it makes it hard for readers to find books outside their comfort zones, for instance. I'm not sure why we humans feel so compelled to have so many labels (especially for other humans - guess it goes back to tribalism). However, I know that bookstores (and some readers) feel better with such categories, and I suppose I might lump gothics along with romantic suspense, although there is often more romance/sex in the latter, of course. :-)

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