10 great books by up-and-coming crime fiction writers: Is your to-be-read pile looking a little thin? Need some new blood in your reading rotation? Check out these authors—up-and-coming voices in crime fiction, all of them with a ton of talent and potential. There’s a little something for everyone here, from traditional hard-boiled to pulpy southern noir to drug dealers doing battle with inhuman gangbangers. Get in on the ground floor so you can say you read them when.
Why do we love a good murder mystery?: There’s a line in Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being Earnest, later repeated in Willy Wonka and The Chocolate Factory of all places, which sums up our fascination with murder mysteries perfectly – “the suspense is terrible, I hope it will last.”