Yep. The thing about “what’s selling” at the moment is tough. I write historical fiction (romantic thrillers) and I’ve been told this genre is just not the thing right now. I should have started my Great War stories a decade ago to hit the centenary apparently.
I admire you switching to contemporary crime. I’ve got too much invested now in my period and really can’t imagine writing about anything else. But we’ll see. I suppose it boils down to which I want most; to be published or to write what I’m passionate about.