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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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Nov 8, 2012
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
minervaK replied to Denis OLeary's discussion Most Prolific Crime Author
"13 books a year for 41 years? How is that possible?!? Could some of them have been ghost-written?"
Apr 21, 2009
Tom Cooke replied to Denis OLeary's discussion Most Prolific Crime Author
"Walter B. Gibson was right up there in the top 5 or 6. He wrote 265 "Shadow Novels" alone. Sometimes producing two a month . He also wrote a young adult series and several tomes on magic."
Apr 21, 2009

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Logan City, (South of Brisbane) Australia.
About Me:
I am in my early 50s and have recently returned to my birthplace in Australia, having lived in Ireland for many years. My first published short story
Cold Comfort
was published online on the Australian Crime Fiction Database. Comments and reviews would be most welcome.
See my website for details of my published crime short story and my adventure novel set in the mining industry in Africa.
I Am A:
Reader, Writer
Books And Authors I Like:
I like most crime fiction, and especially like 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 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.

Douglas Quinn

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