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The History of Crime Fiction

This is a great lecture on the history of crime fiction, with Peter Kemp examining the “whodunnit” format in particular and talking about the genre’s origins and developments throughout the years. Advertisements

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Norman Mailer’s Spreadsheet for Harlot’s Ghost

Jeez, this one makes Rowling’s spreadsheet for The Order of the Phoenix look simple. Mailer is basically just listing events throughout the 1960s, with the dates down the left hand side, and then using the rest of the columns to detail each … Continue reading

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The Birth of Poirot

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Frederick Forsyth on His Writing Process, Espionage and More

Quite a compact little interview this one, but still surprisingly informative.

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Elmore Leonard: The Story-Writing Process

It sounds easy when you put it like that, Elmore.

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Crime Fiction: The Truth About Police Investigation With Joe Giacalone

Joanna Penn regularly uploads stacks of useful information about writing onto her website, thecreativepenn.com. I’m rapidly making my way through all of her Youtube interviews, and I found this one, with ex-cop Joe Giacalone, especially interesting due to his first-hand accounts of American … Continue reading

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