LuRKing on the Web
Among the corners of the LRK web site, tucked in among the book excerpts and cover art, are some essays concerning the essence of what I do. Why, for example, do I write crime fiction?
So why the mystery? Because it is a strong form that nonetheless allows me to do what I wish with it, possessing both rigid structure and immense freedom. On its bones I can hang a story about things that matter, about death and pain and the dark side of the human mind, about fear and triumph and joy and the price we pay for justice. A story about the full gamut of human response.
Laurie King on: “Why the Mystery?“