How I Became a Fan of Crime Fiction
Like most people under the age of 40, my first exposure to the crime fiction genre was through television. For me that meant watching shows like Magnum PI, Columbo, Hunter, The Commish, and (I can’t believe this was an actual TV show) the Father Dowling Mysteries. When I was a teenager I read comic books which, as I look back now, use many elements of noir (picture Batman standing on a rooftop looking down on a shadowy, crime-filled Gotham).
In college I began reading crime fiction novels of the 1950s after taking an English class on the subject (we read books by Jim Thompson, David Goodis, and my favorite author: Charles Willeford). Since then, I have become avid crime fiction reader, reading 10+ crime fiction novels each year. This Tumblr blog is a way for me to share my interest in the subject. I hope you enjoy reading my posts.