Crime Writings

As a criminologist, I’ve always been fascinated by the psychology of crime. My favorite type of crime novels are literary novels with a crime in it. Julian Barnes A Sense of an Ending or Albert Camus The Stranger. I am also attracted to noir literature which is evident in my first crime novel  A Simple Act of Love. 

My second crime novel, Cora’s Cry For Help shows my attraction to the traditional “who-done-it” type of crime novels. It was, however, for me, a more challenging practice.

20 thoughts on “Crime Writings

  1. I just had to reply to this because I love writing and reading about solving crimes. As a criminologist you have first hand experience, and that is really cool! I’d love if you could come and check out some of my writing on my blog. Thanks so much for sharing your writing!

  2. This is really good. Me too loves crimes, fascinated by James Patterson.

    I write stories that merge action and character plots into one….

    and I love series.

    I will check out your books.

    • I have 2 crime novels in the works right now. One is a who-done-it style just for the challenge. But it’s not my favorite kind of crime writing.
      The other novel (A Simple Act of Love) which I will rename The Protector. David Morrell and Dee Henderson also have books with that title. But my novel is nothing like theirs.
      I am aiming more for a crime novel like The Silent Wife, Russell Banks’ amazing Lost Memory of Skin and the classics such as The Postman Always Rings Twice.
      I also like your writing style. I haven’t had a chance to cruise around your site but there seems to be a lot if interesting writing so I’ll be back soon.

      • Thanks for your comment.

        I looked at what you write, it’s really wonderful. I have also read P.D. James and Quigley, you strike me as one of them.

        Nice work, though

  3. Loving your blog! I changed majors in college a number of times, and focused on Criminal Justice and Psychology for a few years until finally settling on English Literature with a Psych minor (a combination of my two favorite subjects). I have such a fascination with the psychology behind crimes and have only recently started exploring that in my writing. It certainly is darker writing, but it is a very exciting area to explore!

    I look forward to following you and reading more! 🙂

      • Me too. As writers, not only are we isolated but often find it difficult to communicate with our friends and family members about our passion. Blogging allows me, at least, to communicate with people who have similar interests as I do.
        Have a wonderful weekend, Christina 🙂

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  5. I enjoy your blog very much! I could not have expressed the benefits of blogging better. I recently received a comment that blogging is just a way to “exhibit” our work, that is partially so, but as you say, many of us don’t have friend or family members who can relate to a writer’s need to write, this is a great way to stay motivated and connected to other writers. I look forward to reading your work.

  6. As writers, not only are we isolated but often find it difficult to communicate with our friends and family members about our passion. Blogging allows me, at least, to communicate with people who have similar interests as I do. You have express so eloquently the benefit of blogging. A lot of folks don’t get it. Thank you.

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