I've heard this comment often in here. The mystery/detective genre's fans are getting long in the tooth--becoming antique oddities--and apparently there is no fresh blood coming into the fold.
Is that true? Really? I dunno--I am, like most of you, involved in other forums and interest sites, and I've have to say, I'm impressed with the number of readers under the age of 40 who frequent these places and love to read mystery/detectives. I don't see what the factors are which would 'turn off' younger readers from discovering this medium. Frankly, overall, I would think the numbers remain relatively the same--now if you're making this decision on the basis of who buy's a detective novel--well then, I think perceptions get skewered dramatically.
What do you think?