The British police procedural

April 25, 2007 at 5:01 pm (Mystery fiction, The British police procedural)

On the website Classic Crime Fiction the police procedural is defined as “…the story which not only deals realistically with police work but gives the principal parts to members of the police force…” (http://www.classiccrimefiction.com). There are certainly Americans who write in this subgenre: Ed McBain and Michael Connelly come to mind, as well as my personal favorite, Archer Mayor. But British police procedurals, especially those written with consummate skill and elegance, I not only love but downright crave; there are times when I simply cannot read anything else.

1 Comment

  1. Ann Lobdell said,

    Your reviews are terrific! I, like you, am concerned about running out of British police procedurals to read.

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