On January 11, 2010 Sisters in Crime released the results of a collaborative study on the mystery book buyer. The study, the first of its kind, was designed to provide an overview of the mystery/crime fiction book-buying landscape, with information on who buys mystery books, what they buy, where they buy their books and why they buy them.
The survey is based on publishing industry data gathered by R.R. Bowker’s book sales analysis division, PubTrack. A full report on the research, titled “The Mystery Book Consumer in the Digital Age,” is available here.