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Politicians should read science fiction, not westerns and detective stories.
Arthur C. Clarke
Certainly going back to Sherlock Holmes we have a tradition of forensic science featured in detective stories.
I didn't know I was doing film noir, I thought they were detective stories with low lighting!
Writing detective stories is about writing light literature, for entertainment. It isn't primarily a question of writing propaganda or classical literature.
I know what kind of things I myself have been irritated by in detective stories. They are often about one or two persons, but they don't describe anything in the society outside.
As a professional writer of detective stories, I string along with the ballplayers. I love a ball game.
The thing I don't like about detective stories is looking for criminals.
If you look at the best-seller list for American fiction, they're all sequels to detective stories or stories about hunting serial killers. That's what's called American fiction these days.
Eventually I would like to touch all the genres. I would like to do some detective stories, and I want to do a Western. I would want to do humorous Westerns.
I think it's important to recognise that 'The Da Vinci Code' opened up a vast new audience for a general readership interested in historical detective stories and research into history.
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