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Shakespeare Wrote Murder Stories
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Perhaps it’s worse in Oxford, like the weather. Oxford, England, that is: a city stiff with history, bristling with dreaming spires, and teeming with writers. You can hear the scratching of their…Continue

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Started this discussion. Last reply by Tim Griggs Apr 26, 2013.

 

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THE END OF WINTER - T.D.GRIGGS

Do you ever really know the one you love? After reading my psychological crime mystery THE END OF WINTER you might never be sure again! Now out in print and e-book - info and links below, so read on. - novelist, corporate writer and freelance journalistSurgeon Michael Severin flies to disaster areas all over the world - floods,…See More
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"My new crime drama THE END OF WINTER has just been released and is now available in e-book format from Amazon.com"
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"Redemption Blues by T.D.Griggs came second in International Rubery Book Awards. Judges verdict: ‘beautifully written and lyrical’"
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If you want a giggle....

If you feel like a laugh, take a look at this link: http://tinyurl.com/ca9zod9 - my contrib to multi-author 'novel' WHO IS MURDERING CRIME FICTION...? staged by the Linked-In group for crime writers of which I'm a member....You can read the first three chapters too, if you're hard enough (mine's Chapter 4).See More
May 15, 2013
Tim Griggs replied to Tim Griggs's discussion Shakespeare Wrote Murder Stories
"I agree, I think almost by definition these people weren't considered great, merely popular. Interestingly, the contemporary views as to who actually WAS going to be great generally turn out to be quite wrong."
Apr 26, 2013
Martin Roy Hill replied to Tim Griggs's discussion Shakespeare Wrote Murder Stories
"Well said, Tim. Shakespeare's work certainly wasn't considered great literature in his own time. Nor were Edgar Allan Poe's stories. Nor Mark Twain's. They wrote to appeal to readers and, in turn, put a roof over their heads and…"
Apr 26, 2013
Eric Christopherson replied to Tim Griggs's discussion Shakespeare Wrote Murder Stories
"I agree, I.J. I think the later plays Shakespeare wrote for staging at Blackfriars are different from those meant for the globe. I think he was very aware of who his audience would be."
Apr 21, 2013
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"Thanks for the invitation, Jack. That makes you my first CrimeSpace friend! Let me know what you think of the books, if you get the chance to pick one or two of them up."
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Tim Griggs replied to Tim Griggs's discussion Shakespeare Wrote Murder Stories
"Well, thanks!"
Apr 20, 2013
Jack Getze replied to Tim Griggs's discussion Shakespeare Wrote Murder Stories
"Mr. Griggs, I salute your perceptions and your skill in presenting them. In other words, awesome, dude!"
Apr 20, 2013
Tim Griggs replied to Tim Griggs's discussion Shakespeare Wrote Murder Stories
"I wonder what 'the lowest intellects' are. I don't think you have to be a low intellect to get a thrill from witches or violence etc - nor indeed to get a buzz from Shades of Gray or Dan Brown. It's a bit of a mystery to me, but…"
Apr 20, 2013
I. J. Parker replied to Tim Griggs's discussion Shakespeare Wrote Murder Stories
"Nope. Witchcraft and madwomen washing their bloody hands appeal to the lowest intellects. Clever imagery carrying hidden meanings appeals to the upper classes who engaged in that sort of thing. The plots tend to be simple-minded;  their…"
Apr 20, 2013
Tim Griggs replied to Tim Griggs's discussion Shakespeare Wrote Murder Stories
"Thanks, I.J. - - good point but I never thought it was a question so much of literacy but of sophistication. Shakespeare paid his audience the respect of assuming they were all sophisticated, whether they were literate or not. As you say, no easy…"
Apr 20, 2013
I. J. Parker replied to Tim Griggs's discussion Shakespeare Wrote Murder Stories
"Shakespeare wrote for a broad spectrum of theater goers. His plays appeal to both the illiterate and the highly literate.  That's not always easy to pull off with popular fiction these days."
Apr 20, 2013
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Shakespeare Wrote Murder Stories

Perhaps it’s worse in Oxford, like the weather. Oxford, England, that is: a city stiff with history, bristling with dreaming spires, and teeming with writers. You can hear the scratching of their metaphorical quills even over the patter of the rain (and in Oxford, that’s saying something). I’m talking about literary elitism. That’s what’s worse in Oxford. Well, it shouldn’t surprise me too much. I have a background in history, and I ought to know that writing has always been an occupation for…See More
Apr 20, 2013

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About Me:
I'm an (adopted) Australian novelist and spent much of my life in Sydney working as a science and business writer, while struggling with fiction. I was first published when I moved to the UK in 1997. That first book was REDEMPTION BLUES, which sold a million, mainly in Europe. I now live in Oxford, UK, with my Aussie wife Jenny, who is even more beautiful than the city (and a lot younger).
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Mike Rowbotham
Patrick O'Brian
C.J.Sansom
Dashiell Hammett
Raymond Chandler
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Anything historical and/or crime but must have some complexity. Fave movies? WITNESS, JAWS, LAWRENCE OF ARABIA, CHINA MOON...TV shows? MEET THE ROMANS, MAD MEN, NYPD BLUE

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THE END OF WINTER - T.D.GRIGGS

Do you ever really know the one you love? After reading my psychological crime mystery THE END OF WINTER you might never be sure again! Now out in print and e-book - info and links below, so read on.

T.D.Griggs - …

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Posted on October 20, 2013 at 12:48am

If you want a giggle....

If you feel like a laugh, take a look at this link: http://tinyurl.com/ca9zod9 - my contrib to multi-author 'novel' WHO IS MURDERING CRIME FICTION...? staged by the Linked-In group for crime writers of which I'm a member....You can read the first three chapters too, if you're hard enough (mine's Chapter 4).

Posted on May 15, 2013 at 7:09am

Million seller gets a new life as e-book

Just by way of introducing myself, I thought members would be interested to know that my million-seller of ten years ago REDEMPTION BLUES has just been re-edited and issued for the first time as an e-book. You can find it at http://tinyurl.com/cgpjhr9

The novel was a huge hit in mainland Europe ten years ago, but - while that was very gratifying - that means it's hardly been read in English. Which is odd, because it's a…

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