I want to start out by saying that this isn’t a diatribe about climate change. That’s been done to death and I don’t care about it. I just want to explain why I set my book Capital Offense, www.capitaloffensebook.com, in the fall.
First of all, violent crime tends to occur more often during summer months, at least in Texas, but I think in Columbus, OH as well. Here’s a link: http://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3415828/.
But as the days get shorter I think there’s a transference of that violence away from the overt, on the street type, toward violence that occurs in the darkness, behind closed doors. That’s the world of Capital Offense. It’s a brooding violence with occasional fits of blind rage. It’s the blending of the contract killer and the maniac. Somewhere in the middle there’s something truly terrifying.