“I think that the crime genre is the perfect tool to understand why crimes take place, and thus tell us about the society we live in and the country we live in and who we are.”
I can only agree with Peace. The way to go is to draw inspiration from true crime because nothing is more interesting, inspirational, compelling, “unbelievable”.
Think about it. James E. Cain, Jim Thompson, Deborah Moggach, Andrew Klevan James Ellroy. To me every book by the above authors makes up for a hundred books on any detective/thriller story. They just don’t grab me the way a true story does. The reason?
I can’t say a hundred per cent, but I think it is because nothing is scarier than real life.