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FDR
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Not connected to writing in any way.  But we have had some interesting historical discussions in this place.  Was FDR the greatest ever President of the USA?  And what would Fox (or the Murdoch owned…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Stephen Seitz Oct 31, 2013.

Have you ever "murdered" an annoying acquaintance from real life in a novel?
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I would be interested to know if you have and the law regarding slander must be taken into account.  But I did, in my Roman novel and I really enjoyed it.  It was a former colleague, from some 15…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Susan Sep 26, 2013.

As you all know by know...I love Historical Discussions
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Was President Obama's administration correct to refer to France as The U.S.'s oldest ally?  And does this not contrast with references to "New" and "Old" Europe made under his predecessor's term of…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Dan L. Coleman Sep 6, 2013.

"War and War by Act of Mexico Alone"
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Firstly, is the quotation, which I attribute to Polk, correct?  I have been unable to verify it in the Wiki.  And secondly, any thoughts on this conflict, which predates the Civil War but had many…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by Martin Roy Hill Sep 12, 2013.

 

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Andrew Drummond and Victoria Dougherty are now friends
Feb 23, 2014
Andrew Drummond replied to I. J. Parker's discussion Peter O'Toole dies
"A fair point, Stephen.  On UK the political front, the British Labour Party, under the leadership of Tony Blair, became a prisoner to "Focus Groups".  Any progressive policy that was deemed capable of losing votes was ditched.…"
Dec 23, 2013
Andrew Drummond replied to I. J. Parker's discussion Peter O'Toole dies
"I had exactly the same thought earlier, but wanted to accentuate the positive about Peter rather than depress myself with what we have now.  :)"
Dec 23, 2013
Andrew Drummond replied to I. J. Parker's discussion Peter O'Toole dies
"All of the above, which starred Peter O'Toole, were fantastic films which were made special by a great actor.  And Alfie was also a lovely film."
Dec 23, 2013
Andrew Drummond replied to MC - Tina's discussion Movie Madness! Former AE Gang, I love the idea of this Box Office forum.
"And it a pleasure to meet you and your friends.  You are a most welcome addition to our numbers."
Dec 16, 2013
Andrew Drummond replied to Eric Christopherson's discussion Top Ten Noir films
"REBECCA by Daphne du Maurier?  The black and white film starred Laurence Olivier and Joan Fontaine and was directed by Alfred Hitchcock."
Dec 16, 2013
Andrew Drummond replied to Dan L. Coleman's discussion LOAN vs. LENT
"The Online Dictionary defines LOANED as a noun.  It defines LENT as the "Past tense and past participle of lend".  So you are spot on. One of my 92 year old mother's favourite sayings is "neither a borrower or a lender…"
Dec 16, 2013
Andrew Drummond replied to MC - Tina's discussion Movie Madness! Former AE Gang, I love the idea of this Box Office forum.
"A belated welcome to all, from myself.  Any fans of the George Baker, Ruth Rendell TV adaptations out there?"
Dec 15, 2013
Andrew Drummond and Stewart Spaull are now friends
Dec 14, 2013
Famatta left a comment for Andrew Drummond
"Hello Dear, I will like to get acquainted with You, I have something Special to share with You, Contact me via email gracekamara93@yahoo.comMiss Grace Kamara"
Dec 14, 2013
Andrew Drummond replied to Lee Lamothe's discussion Elmore Leonard and popular culture
"The great Bix Beiderbecke is also often wrongly described as a "trumpet" player."
Dec 12, 2013
Andrew Drummond replied to Eric Christopherson's discussion Top Ten Noir films
"I used to have a paperback called "Raymond Chandler in Hollywood", which somebody borrowed and never returned.  I recall a script being submitted by Chandler to Wilder. who thanked him profusely.  Then after Chandler had left his…"
Dec 9, 2013
Andrew Drummond replied to I. J. Parker's discussion Grumbling!
"I do check in daily, but have found little recently that I feel competent to reply to.  However, IJ, I can say that viewing your post (from the UK) it is date stamped as posted on Dec 3rd, 2013 at 1:20 am."
Dec 3, 2013
Andrew Drummond replied to Travis Stewart's discussion Eastern Bloc Crime Fiction
"Gorky Park, by Martin Cruz Smith?  A good book and a fine film in my opinion."
Nov 28, 2013
Andrew Drummond replied to Dan L. Coleman's discussion BRAIN vs. BRAWN
"I will confess to having read The Complete Sherlock Holmes on three occasions.  And in the mid 1980s, I was hooked on the Granada TV series, starring Jeremy Brett.  But now I am less than convinced.  How many modern writers could get…"
Nov 18, 2013
Andrew Drummond replied to Dan L. Coleman's discussion BRAIN vs. BRAWN
"“Hammett gave murder back to the kind of people that commit it for reasons, not just to provide a corpse; and with the means at hand, not hand-wrought dueling pistols, curare and tropical fish." Raymond Chandler, The Simple Act of Murder."
Nov 18, 2013

Profile Information

Hometown:
Greater Manchester
About Me:
I have been writing crime since 1984, but unpublished until taking the plunge with KDP on 19th July 2013. I write historical murder mysteries. Away from writing; history, architecture, cats, cricket and rugby union are my interests. I am also a qualified tour guide at Manchester Cathedral.
I Am A:
Reader, Writer
Books And Authors I Like:
Raymond Chandler
Ian Rankin
James Patterson
Ellis Peters
Ruth Rendell
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
CSI Miami
Law and Order (Criminal Intent)
The Long Goodbye (Elliot Gould/Sterling Hayden)
Blade Runner
Miss Marple (with Jane Hickson)
Poirot (with David Suchet)

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A Milestone

I am not a member of this site for the sole reason of BSP.  But I do want to share the fact that my debut novel MURDER ON HADRIAN'S WALL has reached 2,000 sales on amazon/kindle.  My very special thanks to I.J. Parker and Stephen Seitz for the guidance and help that they have given me, since I was admitted to Crimespace.

Posted on November 10, 2013 at 3:23am — 2 Comments

Death in The Age of Gold

Hmm...I may just have hit the nuclear self destruct button.  I have asked amazon to publish my second historical novel, title above.  Sadly, it is not a "whodunnit" but an action thriller "whodidit".  I do hope that the solitary reader of my last effort is not disappointed by this murderous romp through New Kingdom Egypt...…

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Posted on September 21, 2013 at 10:34am — 1 Comment

Murder on Hadrian's Wall: My Novel Renamed.

After some very useful, constructive advice from a member of this site, I have renamed my Roman novel (available on Kindle) to the title above.  I have been forbidden to thank the kind lady publicly for her guidance, so will say no more than, "I.J. your cheque is in the post..."  :)

Posted on August 27, 2013 at 2:00am

AD 350 HADRIAN'S WALL by ANDREW DRUMMOND

 

 

 

If you are interested in historical crime, then the links below will take you to my Roman murder mystery novel.  It is set in 4th Century Britain, on the Roman empire's most northerly boundary.   There are 2 links; the first is for the US and the second for the…

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Posted on August 3, 2013 at 6:52am

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At 7:58am on December 14, 2013, Famatta said…

Hello Dear, I will like to get acquainted with You, I have something Special to share with You, Contact me via email gracekamara93@yahoo.com

Miss Grace Kamara

At 8:52am on August 16, 2013, David DeLee said…

Thanks, Andrew, I'm really glad you enjoyed the story and thank you for the very nice review. It greatly appreciated.

At 3:26am on August 5, 2013, Stephen Seitz said…

If I've made you apprehensive, I apologize. It does appear, though, that we have a number of common interests.

At 5:14am on August 4, 2013, Stephen Seitz said…

Many thanks for joining my network, and I will seek your novel. I love that period in history.

At 4:53am on August 4, 2013, I. J. Parker said…

Indeed, you are welcome here! But don't be surprised.  The site is slow at the moment. We used to be much more active. Maybe, if you're patient, things will pick up a little.

At 3:57am on August 4, 2013, I. J. Parker said…

A pleasure!

 
 
 

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