Attwood's fiction offerings are a smorgasbord of genres. Mystery, dark suspense, thriller, literary, comedy—his novels and shorter works touch all the bases. To find a commonality, read the reviews. What you'll find is reader involvement with the writing, the story, and the sense of reality his words create. One reviewer summed it up this way: "You can't explain Attwood's writing; it has to be experienced."
Attwood grew up on the grounds of a Kansas insane asylum because his father was the institutions dentist and the state provided housing on the grounds. His most popular work "Crazy About You" draws on those experiences.