Genre Fiction, Set In A Neighborhood Like Yours

Plenty of detective stories are set in suburbia, Marilyn Stasio writes, even though “suburbia just doesn’t attract the same kind of dark, brooding sleuths who are drawn to the mean streets of Big Bad City, U.S.A. What we tend to get, instead, are the comedians, the cranks and the kooks…. But the grounds for satire, no less than murder, depend on where you live — and what constitutes a killing offense in your community.”