Crafting crime fiction

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Fiona Mackrell

If you want to make a career of writing fiction, you might want to seriously think about a life in crime.

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If you want to make a career of writing fiction, you might want to seriously think about a life in crime. It may be tarred in literary circles with some disdain, and crime novels rarely win the top awards and accolades. But that’s not a concern for crime fiction’s huge number of devotees who fuel the genre’s exceptional book sales around the world. So why is it so popular and what’s the key to writing best-selling crime fiction?

About the author

Fiona Mackrell is a Melbourne based freelancer. You can follow her at @McFifi or check out www.fionamackrell.com