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The Didactic Function of Genre Fiction

Mark Twain wrote that,”Travel is fatal to prejudice, bigotry, and narrow-mindedness.” I would claim that novels can play a similar role. On the other hand, Cecil B. DeMille, when asked about the message contained in his latest picture commented that, “If I wanted to send a message, I’d use Western Union.” Our primary duty as mystery writers is to entertain, but many of us feel that even genre fiction can also contain profound ethical insights and illuminate social and political issues in all… Continue

Posted on January 18, 2009 at 5:15am — 1 Comment

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At 10:16am on February 9, 2009, Betty Gordon said…
Mark, thanks for your interest in DECEPTIVE CLARITY. I look forward to reading your new release, THE RESQUETH REVOLUTION as well.

Betty Gordon

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