“‘The Mystery Book Consumer in the Digital Age’ (co-authored with Bowker) found that 68 percent of mystery novels are purchased by women.
Another study, by the Romance Writers of America, found that women bought 84 percent of all romance novels sold in the U.S. as of the fourth quarter of 2014. This does not take into account how many of the 16 percent of men who bought romance novels read them or purchased them as gifts.
These statistics don’t surprise Nancy Martin, a mystery writer from Highland Park and the author of the Blackbird Sisters and Roxy Abruzzo series…”
— TribLIVE.com (@TribLIVE) January 2, 2016