I’ve written on this blog before about my love of Dickens. Another author that I admire the more I read her is J.K. Rowling and it occurred to me that Dickens and the creator of Harry Potter have some marked similarities. Here are some parallels that I’ve noticed.Continue Reading
Amazon has a fiction category called Crime, Thrillers & Mystery. I can understand why Amazon has lumped these books together because many of them will contain elements of both mystery and thriller. However, I believe there are fundamental differences between a mystery and a thriller and just because a novel can contain elements of both, doesn’t mean that the two things should be conflated.
Essentially, I think, mysteries deal with the why’s and wherefore’s of something that has happened, whereas thrillers deal with what is going to happen. Let me explain what I mean.Continue Reading