I read a lot.
That’s not a really a very big revelation. I read books, comic books, and, on occasion, other people’s blogs. While I like all of those things, I read books more than anything. There are many different kinds of books, but, after looking through my book collection, there are only a few genres that I read on a regular basis: fantasy fiction (D&D, LotR/ type books), sci-fi (That includes Star Wars, but I also count Michael Crichton in this category, as well), and mysteries (with Harlan Coben and Michael Connelly being my favorites in this category).
As I was looking through my mystery books, a thought occurred to me. I’ve read many mystery books. In some of them, the hero (or whoever is trying to solve the mystery) is a cop/law enforcement officer. Sometimes, it’s a regular person, though. Out of all of the books I’ve read, or even movies or TV shows, where a regular person is doing the mystery solving, I have yet to see any of them being sent to jail for obstruction of a police investigation. Sure, the cops in the books/movies/TV shows threaten them with it, but I don’t think I’ve ever seen/read them actually do it.
Let’s face it, if you or I started investigating crimes, the cops would have us in cuffs so fast it wouldn’t be funny. “But, Revis, if they threw the main character of the book/movie/TV show into prison, then the book/movie/TV show would be over.” True, but at least it would make it somewhat realistic.
I don’t know. Maybe I’m putting too much thought into it. What do you think dearest readers?