The man himself is interviewed at the New Statesman:
Do you consider yourself to be a crime writer?
All novels are about crime. You’d be hard pressed to find any novel that does not have an element of crime. I don’t see myself as a crime novelist, but there are crimes in my books. That’s the nature of storytelling, if you want to reflect the real world.
Update: the Max Dunbar Twitter profile is going from strength to strength, with new followers including a Devon-based health and safety signage firm, the Israeli government press office and an Arizona company that sells ‘ghost hunting supplies and gear’.