J. L. Abramo
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Brooklyn, New York
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J. L. Abramo was born in Brooklyn on Raymond Chandler’s fifty-ninth birthday. Abramo earned a BA in Sociology at the City College of New York and a Masters Degree in Social Psychology at the University of Cincinnati.
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"Sometimes a Great Notion"
"The Executioner's Song"
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"L.A. Confidential"
"Things To Do In Denver When You're Dead"

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Crime fiction, film and television are extremely popular among readers and viewers worldwide.  Fiction writers are often categorized, listed and known for their particular genre; be it crime, mystery, romance, horror, science fiction and so on.  Genre is defined by Merriam-Webster as a category of artistic, musical, or literary composition characterized by a particular style, form, or content.  And as stated by Joyce Carol Oates in The New York Review of Books, “In…


Posted on January 11, 2013 at 12:18am — 1 Comment


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Posted on November 29, 2012 at 1:13am

Great Cop Movies: From Coast to Coast

The release of Gravesend this month got me thinking about some of my favorite police movies set in New York City and Los Angeles...depicting both good cops and bad cops.

Here is a short list.

(Listed chronologically, with year of release and director.  Some of the great novelists, non-fiction writers and screenwriters are named in parentheses.)

New York

The French Connection (1971) William Friedkin (Robin Moore)



Posted on September 30, 2012 at 2:00am

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