When they became formulaic serial-killer yarns are more about spooks and monsters than noir and/or hardboil. Anyway, when anything becomes a formula it's time to move on. Even babies outgrow formulas.
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Sent: Monday, August 16, 2010 12:05 PM
Subject: RARA-AVIS: Moratorium on serial murderer mysteries?
I am getting fed up with this formula. Something bad happened to somebody, as a consequence of which he is screwed up and becomes a serial murderer... the formula is looking tired to me.
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