We are celebrating National Crime Reading Month, hosted by the Crime Writers’ Association who declare that: “June is Flaming Murder”!
The crime genre is a fascinating one, and whether fiction or non-fiction, it regularly sits on the best-seller lists. Memoirs and biographies of people who have either been involved in the criminal world or fighting against crime, really do call out to people. Is there such a thing as bad and good or just unfortunate decisions or sad upbringings? Do we recognise that we all have the potential to choose an unfortunate path, make a mistake, and wonder what we would do in certain circumstances? Do we ponder the true meaning of evil, and wonder at the human capacity to cause harm and hurt? Here we have a range of memoirs and biographies with a crime theme. From police officers to forensic experts to lawyers, from career criminal to a child who was groomed for a life of crime through to a child with an upbringing that leads to tragedy, these books really do pack a punch. Emotionally powerful, provocative, and thought-provoking, they will stay with you for some time.