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The Crime Writer's Reference Guide

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Publisher Comments:

You are about to commit a crime — on paper, that is. You need the details on surveillance tactics and police, FBI, and courtroom procedures to make your story authentic. Easy. All the information you need is in this classic book that is being re-released for a whole new audience of writers.

Here's the book no writer of murder mysteries, thrillers, action/adventure, true-crime, police procedurals, romantic suspense, and psychological mysteries — whether scripts or novels — can do without.

Book News Annotation:

Details on making crime stories realistic will help writers of mysteries and suspense. Fundamentals of investigation, procedures of law-enforcement agencies, criminal motives, weapons, and escape methods are outlined, and several glossaries define legal terminology and slang terms used in street gangs and the drug trade. This second edition contains new organization charts for the Los Angeles Police Department and Sheriff's Department. Roth wrote TV scripts and books for writers. Annotation (c)2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)

Synopsis:

Here's the book no writer of murder mysteries, thrillers, action/adventure, true-crime, police procedurals, romantic suspense, and psychological mysteries, whether scripts or novels, should be without.

Synopsis:

This title offers a companion for all writers looking to add crackling accuracy and tension to their crime novels or scripts. A useful book to have when you need to bump off a main character; interrogate a subject; or find out what it is like to work in a morgue.

Synopsis:

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About the Author

Martin Roth is based in Melbourne and is an internationally successful financial journalist and one of Australia's leading authors of investment books.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780941188494
Foreword:
Roth, Martin
Author:
Roth, Martin
Publisher:
Michael Wiese Productions
Location:
Studio City, CA
Subject:
General
Subject:
Writing Skills
Subject:
Authorship
Subject:
Criminal justice, administration of
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing - Fiction
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories
Subject:
Crime
Subject:
Detective and mystery stories -- Authorship.
Subject:
Reference/Writing
Subject:
Composition & Creative Writing
Edition Description:
Print PDF
Series Volume:
5
Publication Date:
20030201
Binding:
Paperback
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
287
Dimensions:
9.18 x 6.01 x 0.77 in 1 lb

Related Subjects

Fiction and Poetry » Mystery » Reference and Criticism
Reference » Writing » General
Reference » Writing » Genre

The Crime Writer's Reference Guide
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Product details 287 pages Michael Wiese Productions - English 9780941188494 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by ,
Here's the book no writer of murder mysteries, thrillers, action/adventure, true-crime, police procedurals, romantic suspense, and psychological mysteries, whether scripts or novels, should be without.
"Synopsis" by , This title offers a companion for all writers looking to add crackling accuracy and tension to their crime novels or scripts. A useful book to have when you need to bump off a main character; interrogate a subject; or find out what it is like to work in a morgue.
"Synopsis" by , I will submit two samples to Olivia TackettPlease send proof sample to meat Ken Lee1209 W Howe StSeattle, WA 98119Thanks
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