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Cars issued to US detectives.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Dave Workman Nov 11, 2016.

Most Prolific Crime Author
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Crider Apr 28, 2009.

Crime writers who were journalists.
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Dennis Leppanen Dec 7, 2008.


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Denis OLeary replied to Denis OLeary's discussion Cars issued to US detectives.
"Thanks Liam, much appreciated. Denis."
Sep 23, 2016
Liam Saville replied to Denis OLeary's discussion Cars issued to US detectives.
"I found this link on the SF Police website. It will answer some of your questions: To find out more I suggest contacting their media unit."
Sep 19, 2016
Denis OLeary updated their profile
Aug 26, 2016
Bill Crider replied to Denis OLeary's discussion Most Prolific Crime Author
"Creasey wrote westerns as well as crime novels. Are those included in that total?"
Apr 28, 2009
Robin Jarossi replied to Denis OLeary's discussion Most Prolific Crime Author
"Has anyone mentioned Georges Simenon? Apparently knocked out 60-80 pages a day, resulting in 200 novels and 150 novellas. He was also a sex addict and somehow squeezed in encounters with 10,000 women between scribbling – though this is likely…"
Apr 27, 2009
Geoff McGeachin replied to Denis OLeary's discussion Most Prolific Crime Author
"You also might want to take a look at this piece on Australian pulp author Carter Brown (British-born Alan Geoffrey Yates - 1923-1985) with claimed sales of 80 million books…"
Apr 23, 2009
Denis OLeary replied to Brian O'Neill's discussion Hardboiled stand-alones?
"The first one that came to mind for me was Chasing the Dime by Michael Connelly."
Apr 22, 2009
John Dishon replied to Denis OLeary's discussion Most Prolific Crime Author
"I know you're only asking about crime authors, but this is too impressive not to mention. Ryoki Inoue holds the Guiness Record for most prolific novelist with 1,075 novels. Oh yeah, and he's still alive,…"
Apr 21, 2009

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Logan City, (South of Brisbane) Australia.
About Me:
Hi everyone. I've been away from this site for some years due to family reasons, but have returned to my writing with a vengeance.
I am in my mid 50s from Brisbane, and lived in Ireland for many years. I am in the process of writing a crime novel which I hope to complete next year. I have previously written a thriller set in Africa and some short stories set in Australia.
I Am A:
Reader, Writer
Books And Authors I Like:
I like most crime fiction. For a while I concentrated on the older novels by authors like Raymond Chandler, Rex Stout, and Erle Stanley Gardner. (Unusually for someone who likes these types of writers, I do not like Dashiell Hammett).
Modern novelists I like are Robert Crais, Michael Connelly and James Patterson. Not limiting myself to male authors, I have just finished Bare Bones by Kathy Reichs and enjoyed it very much.
Non fiction is usually aviation related, or modern historical.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
I don't have a lot of time to watch TV, but it would normally be crime dramas such as "Law and Order", any courtroom drama, or CSI.
Of non-fiction, I like documentaries showing forensics and police procedures.

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At 9:42pm on January 18, 2008, helen black said…
What sort of writing do you do?
At 6:33am on December 17, 2007, Rick Mofina said…
welcome aboard
At 7:25am on December 11, 2007, Douglas Quinn said…
Hi Denis: I'm a huge fan of Kathy Reichs. Love Bare Bones. Her new novel is out and I hope to get it and find time to read it soon. Have you tried James Lee Burke? He's my writing muse. I write mystery and suspense novels.

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