Denis OLeary
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Denis O'Leary.

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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.

Douglas Quinn

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