Over on the CrimeRead website, their senior editor, Molly Odintz, asked the 39 Edgar Awards nominees about the state of the crime novel. She divided the responses into Part One, which is more craft oriented. Then, Part Two focused more on genre and the crime publishing industry. With so many responding, it gives a good overview of how crime fiction is growing and developing.
In Part One, you can also see how your favorite writers feel about working during the pandemic and how they deal with the changes.
In Part Two, the writers suggest classic and new writers to seek. They also discuss how genres are constantly changing.
I hope you enjoy this overview of crime fiction, and maybe find a new author to discover.