This book was a pleasant surprise for me, as it concerns the link between my two -academic and literary- passions: philosophy and crime fiction. The author, Josef Hoffmann, offers some really interesting insights into a variety of subject areas relating to the book's main theme. I found the chapters on Ludwig Wittgenstein (an ardent reader of crime fiction as it seems), Albert Camus and the representation of death in today's novels of the genre to be the most interesting. Philosophies Of Crime Fiction is an excellent introduction to the correlation between crime fiction and philosophy and also it is a book that can be read by anyone as it is written simply, not demanding any previous reading experience