I wanted to throw this out as a discussion question--what fictional plot setup makes you dash to the nearest library checkout or bookstore register? What's a fictional must read for you?
I will automatically try to read two setups--caper tales and bands. Capers are usually mostly men, mostly well dressed and usually very smart, committing fraud and theft. Yes, I find that exciting. Sexy even. Hey, I like sharp guys with elaborate justifications for trespassing over the boundaries of polite society. I was a Daddy's girl.
The love of band tales is odder--I have no musical training or talent, I hate to travel, and I have never really experienced the joy of creative group work (although audit work is kind of close). But I love stories about musical groups--the stress, the music, the bickering, the near familial ties. Go figure.