Wednesday, December 11, 2013
Writing "Crimedy": A Giggle and a Gumshoe
People sometimes forget that humour is one of the characteristics of hardboiled crime fiction. The flask of scotch in the desk drawer, the cynicism, the moral compass, “down these mean streets”, and so on are generally the first things people consider when conjuring up the image of a hardboiled PI. But wit and acerbic humour, clever repartee, and a degree of flippancy are also part of the hardboiled oeuvre. For me as a writer this is great because it makes the writing a lot of fun, and I hope it’s fair to say that if I’m laughing as I write, then readers will have a giggle too when they pick up a Sasha Jackson Mystery.