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1

How described detective fiction as "an addiction to which readers succumb"?

Edmund Wilson

2

What do crime novels focus on?

Transgressions against established order and the breaking of either national, social, religious or moral laws

3

Why is mankind attracted to crime novels?

Thrill
Excite
Offer consolation of seeing villainy unmasked and virtue rewarded
Allow people to indulge in guilty pleasures

4

What is a genre study?

The idea that genres are not fixed. There is no fixed definition for a genre

5

What will writers often do when writing crime novels?

Subvert the conventions