Read this interview of STEPHEN KING in the Sunday Book Review of the New York Times. On being asked: Of all the genres you write in, which is the most difficult?, King answered: The most difficult by far (at least for me) is the novel of mystery. ... I just can't fathom how people like Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, Peter Robinson and Ruth Rendell are able to do this in book after book.
What are your thoughts on this? And who has read novels of Peter Robinson and Ruth Rendell?