Crime Writers A Research Guide

Filename: crime-writers-a-research-guide.pdf
ISBN: 9781591589198
Release Date: 2011-01-19
Number of pages: 204
Author: Elizabeth Haynes
Publisher: ABC-CLIO

Download and read online Crime Writers A Research Guide in PDF and EPUB This invaluable resource provides information about and sources for researching 50 of the top crime genre writers, including websites and other online resources. • A timeline of major authors and events in the development of the crime fiction genre • Read-alike sections listing other authors whose works are similar in style or theme to those of ten major authors included in the book • Lists of major organizations and awards in the field of crime literature • A bibliography of online and print sources for biographical and critical information about crime genre authors


Writing True Crime

Filename: writing-true-crime.pdf
ISBN: 184716126X
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 139
Author: Stephen Wade
Publisher: Straightforward co Ltd

Download and read online Writing True Crime in PDF and EPUB Introduces the aspiring crime writer to the skills needed to write true crime and crime history. The chapters cover everything from finding a subject, working on a creative treatment and researching in libraries and archives. The reader is given a clear understanding of the craft of writing in this popular and expanding area, with material included from social history, law and criminology.


Crime and Thriller Writing

Filename: crime-and-thriller-writing.pdf
ISBN: 9781472529657
Release Date: 2013-08-15
Number of pages: 304
Author: Michelle Spring
Publisher: A&C Black

Download and read online Crime and Thriller Writing in PDF and EPUB Crime and Thriller Writing: A Writers' & Artists' Companion is an essential guide to writing in these exciting genres. PART 1 explores the nature and history of the genre and helpsyou get started with ideas, planning and research. PART 2 includes tips by bestselling crime writers: Mark Billingham, S.J. Bolton, Alafair Burke, Lee Child, N. J. Cooper, Meg Gardiner, Tess Gerritsen, Sophie Hannah, Jim Kelly, Laura Lippman, Gayle Lynds, Alex McBride, Val McDermid, Dreda Say Mitchell, Sara Paretsky, Jill Paton Walsh, George Pelecanos, Ian Rankin, Peter Robinson, S. J. Rozan, Guy Saville, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, Dana Stabenow, Andrew Taylor, Charles Todd and Laura Wilson. PART 3 contains practical advice--from shaping plots and exploring your characters to the meaning of writer's block, the power of the rewrite, and how to find an agent when your novel is complete.


Howdunit Book of Police Procedure and Investigation

Filename: howdunit-book-of-police-procedure-and-investigation.pdf
ISBN: 1582976929
Release Date: 2007-07-25
Number of pages: 400
Author: Lee Lofland
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

Download and read online Howdunit Book of Police Procedure and Investigation in PDF and EPUB Not everything you see on your favorite crime show is accurate. In fact, a lot of it is flat out wrong. Police Procedure & Investigation helps you get your facts straight about the inner workings of law enforcement. With a career in law enforcement that spanned nearly two decades, author Lee Lofland is a nationally acclaimed expert on police procedures and crime scene investigations who consults regularly with best-selling authors and television producers. Now you can benefit from his years of experience with Police Procedure & Investigation. This comprehensive resource includes: More than 80 photographs, illustrations, and charts showing everything from defensive moves used by officers to prison cells and autopsies Detailed information on officer training, tools of the trade, drug busts, con air procedures, crime scene investigation techniques, and more First-person details from the author about his experiences as a detective, including accounts of arrests, death penalty executions, and criminal encounters Police Procedure & Investigation is the next best thing to having a police detective personally assigned to your book!


Writing Crime Fiction

Filename: writing-crime-fiction.pdf
ISBN: 0312055420
Release Date: 1991
Number of pages: 88
Author: H. R. F. Keating
Publisher: St Martins Press

Download and read online Writing Crime Fiction in PDF and EPUB In this slender volume, H.R.F. Keating distills nearly thirty years of experience into a thorough guide to the history and craft of detective stories.


Scene of the Crime

Filename: scene-of-the-crime.pdf
ISBN: PSU:000059282235
Release Date: 1992-09-15
Number of pages: 240
Author: Anne Wingate
Publisher: Writers Digest Books

Download and read online Scene of the Crime in PDF and EPUB Provides information on how evidence is measured, collected, identified, and analyzed, the timetable of activity at a crime scene, and technical terms and professional techniques used


Writing True Crime

Filename: writing-true-crime.pdf
ISBN: 184716126X
Release Date: 2009
Number of pages: 139
Author: Stephen Wade
Publisher: Straightforward co Ltd

Download and read online Writing True Crime in PDF and EPUB Introduces the aspiring crime writer to the skills needed to write true crime and crime history. The chapters cover everything from finding a subject, working on a creative treatment and researching in libraries and archives. The reader is given a clear understanding of the craft of writing in this popular and expanding area, with material included from social history, law and criminology.


HowDunit The Book of Poisons

Filename: howdunit-the-book-of-poisons.pdf
ISBN: IND:30000060350455
Release Date: 2007-01-09
Number of pages: 320
Author: Serita Stevens
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

Download and read online HowDunit The Book of Poisons in PDF and EPUB Discover Deadly Doses to Kill Off Characters The readers of your crime and mystery stories should be trying to figure out "whodunit"—not wondering why your facts don't make sense. If you want to kill off characters with something poisonous, you need to know how a villain would gain access to such a poison, how it would be administered, and what the effects on the victim would be. Book of Poisons can help you figure out all of the details of proper poisoning. This thorough guide catalogs the classic poisons, household poisons, poisonous animals and plants, poisons used in wars, and more. With information on toxicity, reaction time, effects and symptoms, and antidotes and treatments, you'll know exactly what your villain needs to succeed and exactly what could foil his plans. You'll also find: information about how real toxicologists uncover poisoning crimes a history of famous poisoners advice on how you can create your own fictional poison case histories that give examples of when the poisons listed were used in literature, movies, and real life With alphabetical organization and appendices that cross-reference by symptoms, form, administration, and other methods, you'll be able to find the perfect poisons to fit your plot. Plus, a glossary of medical terms makes decoding symptoms and treatments easy for the writer with no medical background. Book of Poisons is the comprehensive reference you need to create deaths by poison without stopping readers dead in their tracks over misguided facts.


More Forensics and Fiction

Filename: more-forensics-and-fiction.pdf
ISBN: 9781605423975
Release Date: 2012-04-01
Number of pages: 448
Author: D P Lyle
Publisher: Medallion Media Group

Download and read online More Forensics and Fiction in PDF and EPUB This compilation of medical and forensic science questions from crime writers around the world provides insight into medical and forensic science as well as a glimpse into the writer’s creative mind. How do hallucinogenic drugs affect a blind person? Will snake venom injected into fruit cause death? How would you perform CPR in a helicopter? What happens when someone swallows razor blades? How long does it take blood to dry? Can DNA be obtained from a half-eaten bagel? D. P. Lyle, MD, answers these and many more intriguing questions. The book is a useful and entertaining resource for writers and screenwriters, helping them find the information they need to frame a situation and write a convincing description. TV viewers, readers who enjoy crime fiction, and those who want to know more about forensic science can keep up with the news and understand the science behind criminal investigation. From traumatic injuries to the coroner’s office, the questions and answers are divided into five parts, making it a compendium of the incredible information that lies within the world of medicine and forensics.


The Writer s Complete Crime Reference Book

Filename: the-writer-s-complete-crime-reference-book.pdf
ISBN: UCSC:32106009987121
Release Date: 1993
Number of pages: 287
Author: Martin Roth
Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

Download and read online The Writer s Complete Crime Reference Book in PDF and EPUB A guide for writers provides facts and a resource list for nearly every aspect of crime


1999 Canadian Internet Directory and Research Guide

Filename: 1999-canadian-internet-directory-and-research-guide.pdf
ISBN: 0139749322
Release Date: 1998-10
Number of pages: 503
Author: Jim Carroll
Publisher: Prentice Hall

Download and read online 1999 Canadian Internet Directory and Research Guide in PDF and EPUB


Crime Fiction

Filename: crime-fiction.pdf
ISBN: 0415318254
Release Date: 2005
Number of pages: 170
Author: John Scaggs
Publisher: Psychology Press

Download and read online Crime Fiction in PDF and EPUB Crime Fiction provides a lively introduction to what is both a wide-ranging and hugely popular literary genre. Using examples from a variety of novels, short stories, films and televisions series, John Scaggs: presents a concise history of crime fiction - from biblical narratives to James Ellroy - broadening the genre to include revenge tragedy and the gothic novel explores the key sub-genres of crime fiction, such as 'Rational Criminal Investigation', The Hard-Boiled Mode', 'The Police Procedural' and 'Historical Crime Fiction' locates texts and their recurring themes and motifs in a wider social and historical context outlines the various critical concepts that are central to the study of crime fiction, including gender, narrative theory and film theory considers contemporary television series like C.S.I.: Crime Scene Investigation alongside the 'classic' whodunnits of Agatha Christie. Accessible and clear, this comprehensive overview is the essential guide for all those studying crime fiction and concludes with a look at future directions for the genre in the twentieth-first century.


Crime Mystery

Filename: crime-mystery.pdf
ISBN: 9780786703661
Release Date: 1996
Number of pages: 219
Author: H. R. F. Keating
Publisher: Basic Books

Download and read online Crime Mystery in PDF and EPUB Traces the growth of the mystery genre and selects what he considers to be the top one hundred, giving a perceptive and informative account of each


The Writer s Ultimate Research Guide

Filename: the-writer-s-ultimate-research-guide.pdf
ISBN: UOM:39015037478982
Release Date: 1995
Number of pages: 332
Author: Ellen Metter
Publisher: Writers Digest Books

Download and read online The Writer s Ultimate Research Guide in PDF and EPUB With hundreds of listings of books and databases, this book saves writers research time and frustration by pointing them straight to the information they need to create better, more accurate fiction and nonfiction.


The Dress Detective

Filename: the-dress-detective.pdf
ISBN: 9781472580535
Release Date: 2015-11-19
Number of pages: 224
Author: Ingrid Mida
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing

Download and read online The Dress Detective in PDF and EPUB The Dress Detective is the first practical guide to analyzing fashion objects, clearly demonstrating how their close analysis can enhance and enrich interdisciplinary research. This accessible book provides readers with the tools to uncover the hidden stories in garments, setting out a carefully developed research methodology specific to dress, and providing easy-to-use checklists that guide the reader through the process. Beautifully illustrated, the book contains seven case studies of fashionable Western garments Â? ranging from an 1820s coat to a 2004 Kenzo jacket Â? that articulate the methodological framework for the process, illustrate the use of the checklists, and show how evidence from the garment itself can be used to corroborate theories of dress or fashion. This book outlines a skillset that has, until now, typically been passed on informally. Written in plain language, it will give any budding fashion historian, curator, or researcher the knowledge and confidence to analyze the material in front of them effectively.