“I keep saying ‘where’s the body? Kill someone,'” Marilyn Stasio told us. She reads at least 200 crime novels a year to determine which are worthy of her prestigious “Crime Column” in the New York Times Book Review. We talk with her about crime as entertainment – and why people are so addicted to the genre that she can’t stay away from: “My fingers just itch when I see something that’s says ‘murder.'”
You can find more of Marilyn Stasio’s thoughts on crime fiction in her column.
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