The Crime Writer

Author: Jill Dawson

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 256

View: 690

'Brilliant' Paula Hawkins In 1964, the eccentric American novelist Patricia Highsmith is hiding out in a cottage in Suffolk, to concentrate on her writing and escape her fans. She has another motive too - a secret romance with a married lover based in London. Unfortunately it soon becomes clear that all her demons have come with her. Prowlers, sexual obsessives, frauds, imposters, suicides and murderers: the tropes of her fictions clamour for her attention, rudely intruding on her peaceful Suffolk retreat. After the arrival of Ginny, an enigmatic young journalist bent on interviewing her, events take a catastrophic turn. Except, as always in Highsmith's troubled life, matters are not quite as they first appear . . . Masterfully recreating Highsmith's much exercised fantasies of murder and madness, Jill Dawson probes the darkest reaches of the imagination in this novel - at once a brilliant portrait of a writer and an atmospheric, emotionally charged, riveting tale.

The Crime Writer

Author: Gregg Hurwitz

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

Page: 320

View: 413

Drew Danner , an L.A.-based crime novelist, awakens in a hospital bed with a scar on his head, blood under his nails, and a cop by his side. Accused of murdering his ex-fiancée, Drew has no memory of the crime but reconstructs the story the only way he knows how—as a novel. As he searches the dark corridors of his life and the city he loves, another young woman is similarly murdered and Drew must confront the very real possibility of his own guilt. A thrilling piece of contemporary L.A. noir, The Crime Writer is sure to boost Hurwitz’s profile as one of the coming masters of the genre.

100 American Crime Writers

Author: S. Powell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 373

View: 108

100 American Crime Writers features discussion and analysis of the lives of crime writers and their key works, examining the developments in American crime writing from the Golden Age to hardboiled detective fiction. This study is essential to scholars and an ideal introduction to crime fiction for anyone who enjoys this fascinating genre.

Florida Crime Writers

24 Interviews

Author: Steve Glassman

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 250

View: 865

This book examines 24 crime novelists who set their work in the Sunshine State. From James W. Hall’s Under Cover of Daylight in the Florida Keys, to Barbara Parker’s Suspicion of Betrayal in Miami to Tim Dorsey’s Florida Roadkill at Cape Canaveral and Tampa, these writers and their works span all of Florida’s 67 counties. A biographical sketch of each author precedes an interview by a critic who has immersed him- or herself in the novelist’s works, producing interview-essays of noteworthy perception and insight.

The BFI Companion to Crime

Author: Phil Hardy

Publisher: Univ of California Press

ISBN:

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 352

View: 946

"A complete and detailed guide to crime on film: prison dramas, film noir, heist movies, juvenile delinquents, serial killers, bank robbers, and many other subgenres and motifs. The historical and social background to movie crime is covered by articles on the FBI, the Mafia, the Japanese yakuza, prohibition, boxing, union rackets, drugs, poisoning, prostitution, and many other topics."--Cover.

The Crime Writer's Sourcebook

(using True Crime in Fiction)

Author: Douglas Wynn

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 122

View: 284

A reference book which examines a number of real-life crimes in order to provide ideas and inspiration for those wishing to write crime or criminology books. It is written by the author of CRIME WRITER'S HANDBOOK.

The Crime Interviews: Volume One

Bestselling Authors Talk About Writing Crime Fiction

Author: Len Wanner

Publisher: Blasted Heath Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

View: 102

If you're interested in learning about how to write, how to be a writer, or about the writing life in general, what greater resource and pleasure than frank, in-depth interviews with best-selling authors? In The Crime Interviews Volume One, Len Wanner interviews: Ian Rankin• Stuart MacBride• Karen Campbell• Neil Forsyth• Chris Brookmyre• Paul Johnston• Alice Thompson• Allan Guthrie• Louise Welsh So much more than a collection of writing tips, The Crime Interviews Volume One is brimming with pithy, witty and sometimes just plain weird revelations. It provides a unique and unforgettable insight into how authors think... and how they write. See also The Crime Interviews Volume Two and Volume Three. [Two Ravens Press published a previous edition of this book in 2011 under the title Dead Sharp: Scottish Crime Writers On Country And Craft] What they're saying.... This is fascinating reading and a real treat. A rare insight into the minds of a diverse group of crime writers, writing in one genre, living in proximity, but all with utterly different, individual voices."•-Peter James, author of Dead Like You "Len Wanner is the perfect interrogator, subtle, accommodating and incisive, and these interviews elicit many layers of deep, dark and vital intelligence."•-John Banville, author of The Sea•

The Crime Interviews: Volume Two

Bestselling Authors Talk About Writing Crime Fiction

Author: Len Wanner

Publisher: Blasted Heath Ltd

ISBN:

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 300

View: 143

If you're interested in learning about how to write, how to be a writer, or about the writing life in general, what greater resource and pleasure than frank, in-depth interviews with best-selling authors? Len Wanner returns with the second in hisCrime Interviews series, this time featuring:• William McIlvanney• Tony Black• Doug Johnstone• Helen FitzGerald• Quintin Jardine• Gordon Ferris• Craig Russell• Douglas Lindsay• Ray Banks• Denise Mina• So much more than a collection of writing tips,The Crime Interviews Volume Two is brimming with pithy, witty and sometimes just plain weird revelations. It provides a unique and unforgettable insight into how authors think... and how they write."Fascinating stuff, whether you are a fan of any particular author, or of the genre as a whole, or even of the wider world of Scottish and British Literature in contemporary times. In fact, I may just have to go back and read both volumes again..."-from the foreword by Ian Rankin See also The Crime Interviews Volume One for nine more interviews. What they said about Volume One..."This is fascinating reading and a real treat. A rare insight into the minds of a diverse group of crime writers, writing in one genre, living in proximity, but all with utterly different, individual voices."-Peter James, author ofDead Like You "Len Wanner is the perfect interrogator, subtle, accommodating and incisive, and these interviews elicit many layers of deep, dark and vital intelligence."-John Banville author of The Sea

The Crime Writer's Reference Guide

1001 Tips for Writing the Perfect Murder

Author: Martin Roth

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Reference

Page: 280

View: 226

Offers tips and techniques for making crime stories realistic, including the fundamentals of investigation, criminal motives, weapons, escape methods, legal terminology, and slang terms.

The Crime Writer's Handbook

Author: Douglas Wynn

Publisher:

ISBN:

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 148

View: 695

Crime writers often have to commit murder - at least in print. In alphabetical order, this book shows how to do just that, listing more than 60 ways.