J. L. Abramo's Blog (5)


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…


Added by J. L. Abramo on January 11, 2013 at 12:18am — 1 Comment


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Added by J. L. Abramo on November 29, 2012 at 1:13am — No Comments

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)



Added by J. L. Abramo on September 30, 2012 at 2:00am — No Comments


GRAVESEND...a short synopsis...

A roller coaster ride worthy of Coney Island… A crime novel and thriller set against the backdrop of Gravesend, part small town and part urban jungle in the Borough of Churches.  Brooklyn.  New York.

  On an afternoon in early February, the neighborhood is stunned and horrified when the…

Added by J. L. Abramo on September 17, 2012 at 1:02pm — No Comments

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