“Crime fiction isn’t afraid to get weird.
Strange crimes, bizarre motivations, ritualistic killings, masked
criminals, hidden agendas, psychopathic murderers, and outré settings
and characters have always been a part of the genre. However, there are
times when crime mixes with horror, science fiction, or bizarro fiction
and becomes extremely weird. The results of that hybridization vary in
terms of quality, but there are many books out there that merit
attention because they offer something unique. In a literary landscape
overrun with formulaic crime novels, these narratives offer a way out, a
respite from the commonplace. More importantly, they look at the places
the genre can go when talented authors decide to step into unexplored
territory and ignore all the rules…” [10 Weirdest Crime Novels]

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