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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:

Val McDermid

  Living in South Manchester and Northumberland, Val McDermid has been the Northern Bureau Chief of a national Sunday tabloid. She also worked as the Manchester Evening News' crime reviewer and wrote as a journalist for BBC Radio 4 and BBC Radio Scotland. She became a full-time mystery writer in 1991 and has published more than 20 crime fiction novels since then.

Claire McNab

  Claire McNab, transplanted Aussie, living for the last ten years in Los Angeles has published over 50 books, including crime fiction, children's novels, picture books, self-help, and English textbooks. Before her writing careere she was a high school English teacher.

Robin Moore

  Robin Moore (born 1925) is a U.S. writer who flew combat missions over Germany in the closing months of World War II.

James Patterson

  Author of the best-selling "Alex Cross" and "The Women's Murder Club" series.

Richard North Patterson

  Richard North Patterson, a former trial lawyer, served as the SEC's liaison to the Watergate special prosecutor and is now on the boards of several Washington-based advocacy groups dealing with gun violence, political reform, and reproductive rights. He has written 13 bestsellers. He lives on Martha's Vineyard.

Edgar Alan Poe

  Edgar Allan Poe (1809 – 1849) was an American poet, short story writer, editor and critic. Best known for his tales of macabre horror, Poe was a progenitor of detective fiction and crime fiction.

Ruth Rendell

  Ruth Barbara Rendell, Baroness Rendell of Babergh, (also under pseudonym Barbara Vine), was born in 1930. She is a British best-selling crime fiction writer, often called the Queen of Crime. Awards in England: Four Gold Daggers, a Silver Dagger, and the Diamond Dagger. Rewards in the US: Three Edgar Awards from the Mystery Writers of America and the organization's Grand Master Award for lifetime achievement.

Peter Robinson

  Peter Robinson was born and brought up in Yorkshire, England, but has lived in North America for nearly twenty-five years. He is best know for his Inspector Alan Banks series of crime fiction.

Ann Rule

  Ann Rule, born in 1935, is an American true crime writer. For her first book, "The Stranger Beside Me", she started investigating an unsolved series of killings. At that time she had a friend, who was a volonteer on the suicide hotline at the Seattle (Washington) Crisis Clinic. His name was Ted Bundy. He was the serial killer.

Dorothy L. Sayers

  Dorothy Leigh Sayers (1893-1957) was of Anglo-Irish descent. In 1923 she published her first novel (Whose Body), which introduced Lord Peter Wimsey, her most well known hero.

Lisa Scottoline

  A former litigator of the prestigious Philadelphia law firm of Dechert, Price & Rhoads, Lisa Scottoline is now a best-selling writer of legal thrillers. She is famous for her gutsy and resilient female characters.*

Georges Simenon

  Georges Joseph Christian Simenon was a Belgian writer. A prolific author who published nearly 200 novels and numerous short works, Simenon is best known as the creator of the fictional detective Jules Maigret.*

James B. Stewart

  James B. Steward is a Pulitzer-prize winner and former editor of The Wall Street Journal.*

Josephine Tey

  Josephine Tey (pseudonym of Elizabeth Mackintosh) (1896 - 1952) was a Scottish author best known for her mystery novels.*

Scott Turow

  Mr. Turow is an attorney and a partner in the Chicago office of Sonnenschein Nath & Rosenthal, a national law firm with 600 lawyers. His books have been translated into more than 25 languages and, in total, have sold about twenty-five million copies worldwide.*

Arthur W. Upfield

  Arthur W. Upfield was born in England, but moved to Australia and adopted it as his homeland. He travelled throughout the country and worked as boundary rider and station hand. With his first-hand experience of the Australian outback he was able in his novels to capture the majesty of the vast land and its people, both black and white.*

Fred Vargas

  Fred Vargas is the pseudonym of French historian, archeologist and writer Frédérique Audouin-Rouzeau. She was born in 1957 in Paris, France.*

Edgar Wallace

  Richard Horatio Edgar Wallace (1875–1932) was a prolific British crime writer, journalist and playwright, who wrote 175 novels, 24 plays, and countless articles in newspapers and journals.*

Colin Watson

  Colins Watson was one of the most wildly funny writers England has produced and an inventive and devious crafter of mysteries. He was also a brilliant stylist and has been compared to William Faulkner.*


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