- 19 Apr 2015
- Maidstone, Kent, UK
I could try the library - a good point. But I don't know how well known she is here. When I say I like a bit of grit, all I mean is I like it to be a bit realistic. I don't really like full blown guts and gore. I'm more interested in the characters and psychology. One favourite (very famous) crime writer of mine is Partricia Highsmith. I've read all her books. And if you have never heard of her, think of 'Strangers on a Train' by Hitchcock. She is also well known for the Ripley novels and there are quite a few film versions of those. I'd say she is probably my all time favourite crime writer.Have you checked the library to see if they are available through them? Most every fiction book I read is from the library. Some are available as e-books, others are print only
I enjoy the fluffy mysteries. Far too much grit on the daily news. After a half hour of violence and anger (and that's just the sports segment) just to watch the weather guy or gal, I'm not interested in too many details about a murder in my books.