A Sisters in Crime survey in 2010 found 68 per cent of thriller/mystery/crime readers were women. Another study from the same year discovered female fiction fans read thriller/crime novels at a higher rate than men (57 per cent to 39 per cent). It was the most popular genre for both genders. What is it about crime that makes it such a popular genre with women? Is it because women know how it feels to be afraid or because in the main, women are more tuned into emotional responses than men?
What do you think?