This is a great topic! Thanks for writing on this.
I’ve been a crime story addict for a long time, it started in childhood with Sherlock Holmes stories and Agatha Christie novels, but it’s always been about the puzzle for me. I’m less of a fan of these salacious true crime/SVU type stories. Now I tend to be drawn to the many BBC produced crime series that examine communities, cultures, families, and social relations. Crime is a good lens for all of that. It ups the stakes and intensifies the drama for life’s everyday conflicts.