I am currently reading my way through a long list of science fiction and fantasy titles. (http://www.npr.org/2011/08/07/138938145/science-fiction-and-fantasy-finalists if you are interested in the list).
I did not know that Louisa May Alcott wrote crime fiction under a pseudonym. At least until Little Women was successful, then she abandoned the mystery genre.
All kinds of fascinating little tidbits.