Recent consumer studies show that book purchases increased during the pandemic and that the Crime/Mystery genre registered the most purchases, more even than Romance.
Now that Covid-19 is a small scourge — in my locale, that is — I’m reading more mystery/detective novels, more tales of death. Although whodunits revolve around murder, the plots explore everything under the sun. They portray all aspects of humanity, from the positive to the negative. They are good and evil incarnate.
So, I’m back at it, checking out the “deadly” genre. I wonder how it will reflect the new zeitgeist. What’s going on out there? Uncertainty and innovation, to name a few things. And murder, of course. It would take more than a pandemic to rid the planet of murder, not to mention murder mysteries and romances. Read on, dear reader, whatever your favourite genres.
“Potter has written the quintessential Canadian murder mystery with a literary flourish and all the elements of a riveting read.” * Lesley Choyce. Author of The Republic of Nothing, Sea of Tranquility, The Book of Michael, among others