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Perhaps you want to know more about one of the crime fiction authors presented in my book lists. Then you may perhaps find the following web links useful:

Boris Akunin

  Boris Akunin (pseudonym for Grigory Chkhartishvili) has been compared to Gogol and Tolstoy. His historical crime novels have sold over ten million copies in Russia alone. He lives in Moscow.

Eric Ambler

  Eric Ambler (1909 - 1998) was an influential English writer who essentially invented the modern spy novel. Born in London, Ambler also used the pseudonym Eliot Reed for books co-written with Charles Rodda. (Wikipedia)

A. C. Baantjer

  Albert Cornelis Baantjer is a veteran Dutch policemen of 38 years turned novelist. He has written some 60 police procedurals featuring Detective Inspector De Cock (strangely translated DeKok) from the Amsterdam police and his side-kick, sergeant Vledder. His novels have been made in a motion picture and TV series.

Robert Bloch

  Robert Albert Bloch (1917-1994) was a prolific American writer and the author of Psycho, which was the basis of Alfred Hitchcock's famous movie.

James M. Cain

  James Mallahan Cain (July 1, 1892 – October 27, 1977) was an American journalist and novelist. He is usually associated with the hardboiled school of American crime fiction in the tradition of the novel noir.

Truman Capote

  Truman García Capote (1924 – 1984) was an American writer whose non-fiction, stories, novels and plays are recognized literary classics. He is best known for In Cold Blood (1966) and the novella Breakfast at Tiffany's (1958).

Raymond Chandler

  Born July 23 1888 in Chicago, Illinois, Raymond Thornton Chandler was an American self-taught writer of hardboiled crime novels who published some of the most influencial detective stories in the literary tradition of the novel noir. His first novel, The Big Sleep, was published in 1939 and was an immediate success. He died March 26, 1959.

Lee Child

  Lee Child was born in 1954 in Coventry, England. He is the creater of Jack Reacher novels.

Agatha Christie

  The "queen of crime" is the best-selling fiction author of all time - with over two billion (!) of her books sold at a conservative estimate.

Alys Clare

  Alys Clare is the pseudonym of a novelist with some 20 published works. She is best known for her series of murder mysteries, set in the late 1100s, the reign of Richard the Lionheart.

Patricia Cornwell

  Patricia Cornwell (born Patricia Carroll Daniels on June 9, 1956) is an American author best known for writing a popular series of crime novels, featuring the fictional forensic examiner "Dr. Kay Scarpetta".*

Nelson DeMille

  Nelson Richard DeMille (born in 1943) was a First Lieutenant in the United States Army and saw action as an infantry platoon leader with the First Cavalry Division in Vietnam.*

Arthur Conan Doyle

  Arthur Ignatius Conan Doyle, born 1859 in Edinburgh, Scotland, was educated in a Jesuit boarding school. One of the most prolific writer Conan Doyle was the creator of the greatest (fictional) detective who ever stalked the earth: Sherlock Holmes.*

Helen Fitzgerald

  Helen FitzGerald is the second youngest of thirteen children. She grew up in the small town of Kilmore, Victoria, Australia, and studied English and History at the University of Melbourne. Via India and London, Helen came to Glasgow University where she completed a Diploma and Masters in Social Work. She has worked as a criminal justice social worker for over ten years, most of it in HMP Barlinnie, where she helped to prepare serious offenders for release. She's married to screenwriter Sergio Casci, and they have two children.*

Ken Follett

  Ken Follett (born 1949 in Cardiff, Wales, England) is the son of a tax inspector. He was educated at state schools and graduated from University College, London and became a Fellow of the college in 1995.*

Frederick Forsyth

  Frederick Forsyth (born in 1938 in Ashford, UK) is a British author. At the age of 19, he became one of the youngest pilots ever in the Royal Air Force, where he served until 1958.*

Friedrich Glauser

  Friedrich Glauser is a legendary figure in European crime writing. He was a morphine and opium addict much of his life and began writing crime novels while an inmate of the Swiss asylum for the insane at Waldau.*

Graham Greene

  Henry Graham Greene (1904 – 1991) was a prolific English novelist, playwright, short story writer and critic whose works explore the doubtfulness of modern man and ambivalent moral or political issues in a contemporary settingt. Greene combined serious literary acclaim with wide popularity. (Wikipedia)*

W.E.B. Griffin

  W.E.B. Griffin is the author of thirty-six epic military and spy novels. He has been awarded honorary membership in the Special Forces Association, and the Marine Corps Combat Correspondents Association.*

John Grisham

  The expert for courtroom and legal thrillers.*
   

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