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Writing A Character Series.

Check out this excellent Guardian newspaper article interviewing a host of essential authors writing in the detective genre. Lee Child, Ian Rankin, Michael Connelly, Val McDermaid, Ann Cleeves, and others talk about how they came to write their series and the impact of doing so. http://www.theguardian.com/books/2020/jun/27/me-and-my-detective-by-lee-child-attica-locke-sara-paretsky-jo-nesb-and-more

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A Tale of Two Writers – Michael Connelly and John Grisham

To begin at the beginning, this is not an exhaustive comparison of Connelly and Grisham. There will be plenty of writers/journalists out there who have already done this better than I can. These are my thoughts and notes from a great interview with the two authors by the bookseller Waterstones, earlier this evening. Connelly and […]

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Day 95 – The Art of TV and Novels Meet?

First, Read This: Nothing new, right? Charles Dickens was doing a similar thing back in the day. Worked out pretty well for him. Eventually, someone is beginning to think differently about how we consume the written word. Culturally there have been massive changes in how we consume media/entertainment, in the last five years, in terms […]

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Extra Bosch, From Michael Connelly.

Best-selling Harry Bosch novelist Michael Connolly has done it again and handed out a previously unpublished chapter – this time from Angel Falls, as a teaser ahead of Season 4 of Amazon’s Bosch tv series. Entitled ‘1965‘, Connelly gives us a little back story to Harry Bosch as a teenager, as well as a clear […]

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A Writing Lesson From Michael Connelly.

Crime writer Michael Connelly’s character Harry Bosch has quickly become one of my favourite characters in fiction. I will be honest and say that I hadn’t read any of Connelly’s novels until I saw the first episode of Amazon’s Bosch, staring Titus Welliver. First episode down and I was into the books, wondering how I […]

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Ballard, Bosch, Reacher.

News on my three favourite characters in fiction came out yesterday. Michael Connelly revealed that his next book will see his new heroine RenĂ©e Ballard team up with his most famous hero Harry Bosch. I guarantee fans of Connelly are trying to find ways to shorten the months so October gets here quicker. News broke […]

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Five Friends Continued.

In my last post, Five Friends, I put a spin on the old saying that you are a reflection of your five closest friends. I asked you to consider who your five closest writers were. I thought it only fair to invite you into the circle of my five closest authors. Ray Bradbury – My […]