“I keep saying, ‘Where’s the body? Kill someone’,” Marilyn Stasio told us. She reads at least 200 crime novels a year to determine which are worthy of her prestigious “Crime Column” in the New York Times Book Review. We talk with her about crime as entertainment — and why people are so addicted to the genre that she can’t stay away from: “My fingers just itch when I see something that’s says ‘murder’.”

You can find more of Marilyn Stasio’s thoughts on crime fiction in her column.

We compiled your crime fiction recommendations here: “Where’s the Body?”

Here is a public domain free ebook of the suggested novel The Moonstonehttp://www.gutenberg.org/ebooks/155