What more can I say? We should pay crime writers more respect.
The past four books I have read are:
Diamond Dove by Adrian Hyland
The Coroner's Lunch by Colin Cotterill
Darkness and Light by John Harvey
The Shadow Walker by Michael Walters.
All wonderfully insightful and mind-expanding. If you think crime-fiction writers don't deserve respect, read those and then come back here and let me know if you still feel that way.