Why I love writing crime fiction

I guest blog today at the Baltimore Sun’s Read Street.  In connection with Bouchercon, Read Street invited several authors to blog about a topic they’ll be addressing during the conference.  I chose to write about the title of my panel, Murder What Fun: Why We Love Writing Crime Fiction.  For me, the answer to that question lies in a dark collision between my childhood in Wichita, Kansas, and my years as a Portland prosecutor.  Read the full story here.