"If bookshops were cities, the true-crime section would be the red-light district."
So begins an article in today's Guardian about the evolution and growth of of true-crime writing since Truman Capote's watershed work In Cold Blood. If you're interested in true-crime or how a genre can change/develop in the blink of a new book, give it a read.
I enjoyed reading about the English counterparts to the US's In Cold Blood, Helter Skelter, and The Stranger Beside Me - books like 10 Rillington Place and Cries Unheard and the play Beyond Belief.
Are you a proud true-crime fan, or do you pull your hat over your eyes when you venture to the bookstores "red-light district"?