Traditionally, when books are being discussed I am rather firm on, "I do not like romance, or fantasy, or mystery." I stay rather true to the first, but have noticed both the fantasy and mystery to appear in my collections of reads and books, yet none of them are books that would be sorted into their respective genres as being overly typical for their genre (I am told otherwise, usually). When I think mystery I think 'bad guy, cop, love story, bad guy caught, the end' and I am probably not too much of a fan of that. Those are ... murder mysteries? I enjoy grittiness. I enjoy psychological play. I enjoy the academic world (I am a fan of say, Christopher Rice, who is or isn't a mystery writer). I enjoy edging along the boundaries of the genres, both in my reading and my writing. I am here, I suppose, because I have been told about this place, and because I have had a vague idea for a novel for a few years now that would fall into mystery, and yet - maybe it wouldn't. This does seem like an interesting place though, so I am here to be here for a while.