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Who are the great American crime fighting duos from literature?
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Well represented in TV shows and comic books, the US has a strong history of crime stopping twosomes (Batman & Robin, Starsky & Hutch etc…) but what about in crime novels? Most of the best…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Baird May 8, 2014.

Greatest Fictional Crime Fighters?
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What do you think of this list ( The List ) of the best fictional crime fighters of all…Continue

Started this discussion. Last reply by John Baird Feb 23, 2014.

Writing Workshop Ideas?
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In the hope of selling books many of us offer talks to various groups and partake in Q&A sessions. It is right to be skeptical about advice dished out by authors, as there are few substitutes for…Continue

Tags: talk, workshop

Started this discussion. Last reply by EDWARD C MORGAN Jul 12, 2010.

Crime: Short Story V Novel, the differences?
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In the consumption of a novel, not every reader will have invested money but they will all have invested their time. It is this commitment that places demands on the author. The upshot of which:…Continue

Tags: novel, differences, V, stories, story

Started this discussion. Last reply by Bill Bushman Mar 10, 2010.


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About Me:
A writer of crime thrillers, my debut novel Chasing Shadows, was published in 2009.
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Books And Authors I Like:
Harlan Coben, Jefferey Deaver, Michael Connelly.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
The Wire, Boston Legal.

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The most influential crime novel ever?

I’m giving a talk on ‘Ten Great Crime Novels’ with a look at the stories behind the stories.

I want to include the ten most influential and important crime novels, as opposed to a best-selling list (so no Dragon or Dan Brown).…


Posted on February 12, 2013 at 5:12am — 18 Comments

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At 4:43am on October 20, 2009, B.R.Stateham said…
Hey, glad you could join the party. Come over to my page and have a look-see. Maybe we can hook up and exchange outrageous lies with each other.

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