My crime novel work-in-progress is being written in the first-person. I. This I believe is usually frowned upon in novels with third-person narrative being the preferred means of storytelling for agents and publishers.
First person narrative is where one of the characters is telling the story from their point of view and will talk from the, I did/felt this, viewpoint.
The most popular and preferred narrative is third person, either third-person omniscient or third-person limited.
Third person omniscient is an all seeing all knowing narrator who informs the reader of things the characters wouldn't necessarily know.
Third person limited narrative however, uses the thoughts of one character to tell the story but in third person tense, so he/she did/felt rather than- I felt.
Though in the main, my work is told through the eyes of the female Detective Inspector, there are scenes in-between the main narrative that is third person limited. This tact is used varyingly dependent on who the scene is focused on and what I want to convey.
My main character can't be in all places all of the time so for added texture - giving a sense of who the villain is- I've opted to use both first and third person. I will see how this works at the end of the first draft but I'm getting a good feeling about it and think it works.
What are your thoughts on first-person narratives?