- File Size: 345 KB
- Print Length: 100 pages
- Simultaneous Device Usage: Unlimited
- Publisher: Semiologic Ltd (May 24, 2013)
- Publication Date: May 24, 2013
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B00D0A9NE6
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #1,380,520 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Crime Writing Confidential - What Crime Writers Do, and How They've Done It Kindle Edition
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In Crime Writing Confidential, author Dixon takes us on an ambitious excursion deep into the territory of many a famous name in crime thrillers as he points out the flora and fauna that populates their work and makes it uniquely their own. He does this with his experienced, yet clinical, writer’s eye, though it becomes clear who his personal favourites are, and illustrated his conclusions with short extracts from the works of such luminaries as Harlan Coben, John Sanford, Lee Child, Jefferson Parker, Lawrence Block and ‘the best crime writer alive?’ sic James Lee Burke amongst many others.
This book is fascinating for both readers and writers alike. For readers it will introduce depths to their favourite authors they may have been unaware of beforehand in the peeks behind the curtain that Dixon provides, as well as presenting many a suggestion for alternative authors to explore. For fellow crime writers, Dixon’s exposition of the tricks and pointers used by this veritable herd of kings of the jungle exposes hidden gems in their technique which can only enrich future work. And the book is anything but a dry essay on the genre; Dixon’s chatty style makes this an entertaining, and instructive read, at all times. Highly recommended for readers and writers alike.
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