We know whodunnit - but why?
March 22, 2014 5:52 AM Subscribe
I've been hugely enjoying the TV series Cracker recently, and one of the things I like about it is that we see the details of the murder/crime first, and then the rest of the story is about the police and psychologists figuring out what happened, then finally why. Are there any novels that take a similar approach?
posted by mippy to Media & Arts (18 answers total) 19 users marked this as a favorite
I can possibly think of one - Minette Walters' The Sculptress, which also in common with Cracker has a interesting, vulnerable and sympathetic character as the 'villain'. Most novels (and TV/film) I've seen tend to follow a Whodunnit type procedural story, and I'd be interested to know if there are other stories that take a similar tack.