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Books, Crooks, and Counselors: How to Write Accurately About Criminal Law and Courtroom Procedure by [Budewitz, Leslie]
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"Concise, user-friendly . . . puts everything the crime writer needs to know about using the law in fiction right at hand -- no more hours wasted tracking down experts or sifting through research material. Keep this book close by." —Leann Sweeney, author, The Yellow Rose Mysteries and the Cats in Trouble series


"A mystery writer's bible. Clear, concise and infinitely useful . . . a smart, easy-to-understand legal guide for mystery writers that will keep your mystery accurate and your story moving. The ultimate mystery writer's handbook!" —Laura Childs, New York Times bestselling author, Fiber & Brimstone, Scones and Bones, and The Teaberry Strangler


"Leslie Budewitz’s Books, Crooks and Counselors has got everything a writer needs to write about the law—and do it accurately. I'll be consulting it with every new book I write."  —Lorna Barrett, New York Times bestselling author, Sentenced to Death and The Booktown Mysteries series


"Destined to become the Bible of legal research for writers. A copy of Books, Crooks and Counselors on your desk would be like having your very own legal Dream Team at your beck and call." —Lee Lofland, author, Police Procedure and Investigation


"Terrific. . . . Answers all kinds of questions that I had, and, more important, all kinds of questions that I didn't even know I had. It's one of those books that is going to make me look smarter." —Aaron Elkins, Edgar, Agatha, and Nero Wolfe Award-winning author, the Gideon Oliver series


"A mystery writer herself, as well as a practicing attorney, Budewitz explains legal terminology, procedure and concepts. . . . Worth keeping close at hand if you're writing fiction—or even nonfiction—that touches on the law." — Freelance Writer's Report (November 2011)


"A must-have resource for writers. From common terms and phrases to legal issues in criminal investigations and punishment, it's all there in a clear and concise format. This book sits right next to the dictionary on my bookshelves." —Brenda Novak, New York Times and USA Today bestselling author, Body Heat, Killer Heat, and White Heat


"Need to grasp the rhythm of the courtroom? In Books, Crooks and Counselors, Leslie Budewitz takes you into the legal world with the sure hand and knowledge of an insider. If you write crime fiction, you need this book." —D.P. Lyle, Macavity-winning author, Forensics and Fiction, Murder and Mayhem, and the Dub Walker series

About the Author

Leslie Budewitz is a practicing lawyer with more than 25 years of civil and criminal experience. Her short fiction has been featured in Alfred Hitchcock Mystery Magazine, Ellery Queen Mystery Magazine, Fish Tales: The Guppy Anthology, Thug Lit, and the Whitefish Review, and her nonfiction has appeared in the anthologies Comfort for Cat Lovers and Cup of Comfort for Dog Lovers, Vol. II. She lives in Bigfork, Montana.

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  • File Size: 1226 KB
  • Print Length: 205 pages
  • Publisher: Quill Driver Books (October 1, 2011)
  • Publication Date: October 1, 2011
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00TJW9ZD8
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  • Screen Reader: Supported
  • Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #661,529 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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