Writers' Ink at Caledon Public Library

The Detective Story

The detective story, which is, of course, only one kind of the broad spectrum of crime writing which can stretch from the cosy certainties of Mayhem Parva to Dostoevsky’s Crime and Punishment, is admittedly an artificial form. But all fiction is artificial, the selection of the writer’s internal compulsions and preoccupations and external experience in a form which he or she hopes will satisfy the reader’s expectations while conforming to Henry James’s definition of the purpose of a novel: ‘To help the human heart to know itself’.” P.D.James the ‘Queen of Crime‘ 1920 – 2014


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About Alton Chapter

The Alton Chapter of Writers' Ink meets the 1st Wednesday of the month from 6:30 to 8:30 pm at the Alton Branch.

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This entry was posted on December 5, 2014 by in Writing Advice and tagged , , , , .

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