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I discovered Philip Kerr, the Scottish detective-novel writer, only recently, and one thing I like about him is that he makes bad behavior look bad again. The huge tract of genre fiction consisting of the detective novel, the crime novel, the murder mystery, and the police procedural—the spy novel, too, though it sits slightly apart—is not easy to generalize about, other than to note that it involves illegal activity, but I do think you can say that most of these books aim for a certain stoicism, a refusal to get too upset over crime.
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