So here it is.
Now I'm a naturally squeamish person and blood, in the flesh so to speak, puts me right off.
I can't hold the cat's paw at the vet's, let alone deal with grazed knees, deep cuts (or even shallow ones) etc. And graphic TV programmes such as Silent Witness have me hiding my eyes at the worst bits.
So why does crime fiction have such a hold on me? Here are a few thoughts.
- I love puzzles
- I believe that events in the present often have causes in the past
- I can escape into a world that I won't ever inhabit, or hopefully have to deal with in real life
- There is such variety in the genre that I never get bored
- I have discovered some really great authors