The Lure of Crime

Books about crime both real and imagined are so popular it’s clear there’s an appetite for the genre.

Is it good plotting that makes it work? How much violence is enough, too much? Is research important? What about happy endings – essential or impossible?

Robert Gott, Ray Mooney, Claire Corbett talk to Cecile Shanahan about ingenious plots, dangerous liaisons, and what matters for writers and readers hooked on crime.