The Crime Writer s Guide to Police Practice and Procedure

A handy reference book to dip into, or a textbook to guide you from the outset while you are still developing your plot, this second edition of The Crime Writer's Guide to Police Practice and Procedure will leave you confident that you have ...

Author: Michael O'Byrne

Publisher: Robert Hale

ISBN: 0719816629

Category: Criminal investigation

Page: 176

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This new, fully updated edition of The Crime Writer’s Guide to Police Practice and Procedure is the essential detective in your pocket – something to reach for when your writing needs that short, sharp shock of modern-day investigating. Every writer has paused at some key point in the development of their story to wonder what happens in real life. How would the murder in my story be investigated by the police? How far can I go without leaving holes in the plot? Can I use low count DNA to identify the killer? How does a cop react to a bloated body or, even worse, just part of one? Written with answers to these questions in mind, this is the essential guide to police procedures and practice written specifically for writers. A handy reference book to dip into, or a textbook to guide you from the outset while you are still developing your plot, this second edition of The Crime Writer’s Guide to Police Practice and Procedure will leave you confident that you have covered all angles of your thriller. It would be a crime not to read it!

Howdunit Book of Police Procedure and Investigation

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 ...

Author: Lee Lofland

Publisher: Writer's Digest Books

ISBN: 1582974551

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 400

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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!

Police Procedural

Offers mystery writers information about police administration, the structure of a detective division, the rules of evidence, the investigation of crimes, arrest procedures, interrogation, and the courts

Author: Russell L. Bintliff

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: 0898795966

Category: Reference

Page: 261

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Offers mystery writers information about police administration, the structure of a detective division, the rules of evidence, the investigation of crimes, arrest procedures, interrogation, and the courts

Masterclass Writing Crime Fiction

How to create compelling plots, dramatic characters and nail biting twists in crime and detective fiction Rosemary Rowe ... O'Byrne, Michael, The Crime-Writers' Guide to Police Practice and Procedure (Robert Hale, 2009) Page, ...

Author: Rosemary Rowe

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781473601383

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 256

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Do you have an idea for a gripping crime novel? Would you like to know how to plot your book flawlessly? Do you want to create beautifully crafted characters and nail biting twists? This book is designed for anyone who wants to write an unputdownable crime novel. Whatever your subgenre, whether Scandi-crime or detective 'cosies', this book is full of inspirational advice, acute insights and practical exercises. The first part of the book establishes the rules of writing crime fiction - from convincing characters to the role of research. The book then covers the practical craft of writing and editing, before explaining in detail how to secure a contract and/or self-publish your work. A comprehensive guide for anyone who wants to be the next Val McDermid or Ian Rankin.

Crime Writers

Criticism and Reader's Guides Adcock, Patrick, et al. “P. D. James.” 100 Masters of Mystery and Detection, vol. 1. Ed. Fional Kelleghan. Pasadena, CA: Salem Press, 2001. 359–66. Bakerman, Jane S. “Cordelia Gray: Apprentice and Archetype ...

Author: Elizabeth Haynes

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781591589143

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 204

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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

Crime Writers Casebook

The authors work as consultants for crime writers and writing groups.

Author: STEPHEN. WADE

Publisher:

ISBN: 1847167500

Category:

Page: 250

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A Straightforward Guide to The Crime Writer's Casebook is an essential research companion for all writers of crime fiction and non-fiction. The Crime Writer's Casebook is unique in that it presents first-hand explanations by Stuart Gibbon, a seasoned London Metropolitan Police detective with over 30 years' experience on the force, with additional commentary from Stephen Wade, a crime historian who has published more than 60 books. The authors work as consultants for crime writers and writing groups.

Scene of the Crime

Part of the Howdunit Series, Scene of the Crime is written by a professional in the field.

Author: Anne Wingate

Publisher: Writers Digest Books

ISBN: PSU:000059282235

Category: Reference

Page: 231

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Part of the Howdunit Series, Scene of the Crime is written by a professional in the field. It provides the inside details that writers need to weave a credible - and salable - story. essential buys for any serious author...Will cut research time in half! - Mystery Scene Magazine

Mystery Voices

A series of interviews with authors such as P.D. James and Julian Symons.

Author: Dale Salwak

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9780893702786

Category: Detective and mystery stories

Page: 112

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A series of interviews with authors such as P.D. James and Julian Symons.

2011 Novel And Short Story Writer s Market

Web site: www.blackravenpress.com. Mystery Scene, 331 W. 57th St., Suite 148, New York NY 10019. Web site: www.mysteryscenemag.com. Books Howdunit series (Writer's Digest Books): Modus Operandi: A Writer's Guide to How Criminals Work, ...

Author: Alice Pope

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781599634289

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 656

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Now includes a subscription to NSSWM online (the fiction section of writersmarket.com). For 28 years, Novel & Short Story Writer's Market has been the only resource of its kind exclusively for fiction writers. Anyone who is writing novels and/or storiesâ€"whether romance or literary, horror or graphic novelâ€"needs this resource to help them prepare their submissions and sell their work. You'll have access to listings for over 1,100 book publishers, magazines, literary agents, writing contests and conferences, each containing current contact information, editorial needs, schedules and guidelines that save writers time and take the guesswork out of the submission process. NSSWM includes more than 100 pages of listings for literary journals alone and another 100 pages of book publishers (easily four times as many markets for fiction writers as Writer's Market offers). It also features over a 100 pages of original content: interviews with working editors and writers, how-tos on the craft of fiction, and articles on the business of getting published.

Crime Fiction A Reader s Guide

police with officers the usually territory. divide But protagonists neatly into categories: who earn their organisation ... if they're corrupt cops (the Old Testament morality of even the most antiestablishment crime writers usually ...

Author: Barry Forshaw

Publisher: Oldcastle Books Ltd

ISBN: 9780857303363

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 416

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Are you a lover of crime fiction looking for new discoveries or hoping to rediscover old favourites? Then look no further. There are few contemporary crime fiction guides that cover everything from the golden age to current bestselling writers from America, Britain and all across the world, but the award-winning Barry Forshaw, one of the UK's leading experts in the field, has provided a truly comprehensive survey with definitive coverage in this expanded new edition of the much admired Rough Guide to Crime Fiction. Every major writer is included, along with many other more esoteric choices. Focusing on a key book (or books) by each writer, and with essays on key crime genres, Crime Fiction: A Reader's Guide (with a foreword by Ian Rankin) is designed to be both a crime fan's shopping list and a pithy, opinionated but unstuffy reference tool and history. Most judgements are generous (though not uncritical), and there is a host of entertaining, informed entries on related films and TV. 'Most comprehensive, accessible and readable guides to noir crime fiction' - Times 'An essential volume for the crime and thriller aficionado' - Shots Magazine 'Exemplary tour of the crime landscape... supremely readable' - Independent

Murder on Location

Hannah Dennison graciously clued me in on custards, puddings, and gave me tips on UK police procedure. I also spent quite a bit of time curled up with The Crime Writer's Guide to Police Practice and Procedure by Michael O'Byrne.

Author: Sara Rosett

Publisher: Sara Rosett

ISBN:

Category: Fiction

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Crime and Thriller Writing

Crime. writing. and. reference. Benedict, Elizabeth, The Joy of Writing Sex, Souvenir Press Ltd, 2002. ... St Martin's Press, New York, 2001. James, P. D., Talking About Detective Fiction, Bodleian Library, Oxford, 2009.

Author: Michelle Spring

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472529657

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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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.

The Arvon Book of Crime and Thriller Writing

Crime. writing. and. reference. Benedict, Elizabeth, The Joy of Writing Sex, Souvenir Press Ltd, 2002. ... St Martin's Press, New York, 2001. James, P. D., Talking About Detective Fiction, Bodleian Library, Oxford, 2009.

Author: Michelle Spring

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408131220

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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A professional handbook from tutors at the prestigious Arvon Foundation writing course with contributions from leading crime writers.

100 American Crime Writers

In novels, short stories, films, radio, televisionand nowin computer games, private detectives and psychopaths, prim poisoners and overworked cops, tommy gun gangstersand cocainecriminals are theverystuff ofmodern imagination, ...

Author: S. Powell

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9781137031662

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 373

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100 American Crime Writers features discussion and analysis of the lives of crime writers and their key works, examining the developments in American crime writing from the Golden Age to hardboiled detective fiction. This study is essential to scholars and an ideal introduction to crime fiction for anyone who enjoys this fascinating genre.

The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction

Rough Guides. Cops. Police. procedurals. and. mavericks. The private eye in crime fiction is always a maverick – it goes with the territory. But protagonists who earn their crust as policemen may fall into one of two categories.

Author: Rough Guides

Publisher: Rough Guides UK

ISBN: 9781848363076

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 320

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The Rough Guide to Crime Fiction takes the reader on a guided tour of the mean streets and blind corners that make up the world’s most popular literary genre. The insider’s book recommends over 200 classic crime novels from masterminds Raymond Chandler and Patricia Highsmith to modern hotshots James Elroy and Patricia Cornwall. You’ll investigate gumshoes, spies, spooks, serial killers, forensic females, prying priests and patsies from the past, present, and future. Complete with extra information on what to read next, all movie adaptions, and illustrated throughout with photos and diagrams ...all the evidence that counts

Whodoneit A Film Guide

Morse, Inspector Endeavour The fictional character in the eponymous series of detective novels by British author Colin Dexter. Morse is a senior CID (Criminal Investigation Department) officer with the Thames Valley Police force in ...

Author: Terry Rowan

Publisher: Lulu.com

ISBN: 9781312308060

Category:

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The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge

Police Procedurals and Crime Novels There are two mystery subgenres that do not focus on a great detective, action hero, or spy. “Police procedurals” document a whole squad's daily grind in solving a case.

Author: The New York Times

Publisher: St. Martin's Press

ISBN: 9781429950855

Category: Reference

Page: 1376

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A COMPLETE REVISION AND THOROUGH UPDATING OF THE ULTIMATE REFERENCE FROM THE NEWSPAPER OF RECORD. A comprehensive guide offering insight and clarity on a broad range of even more essential subjects. Whether you are researching the history of Western art, investigating an obscure medical test, following current environmental trends, studying Shakespeare, brushing up on your crossword and Sudoku skills, or simply looking for a deeper understanding of the world, this book is for you. An indispensable resource for every home, office, dorm room, and library, this new edition of The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge offers in-depth explorations of art, astronomy, biology, business, economics, the environment, film, geography, history, the Internet, literature, mathematics, music, mythology, philosophy, photography, sports, theater, film, and many other subjects. This one volume is designed to offer more information than any other book on the most important subjects, as well as provide easy-to-access data critical to everyday life. It is the only universal reference book to include authoritative and engaging essays from New York Times experts in almost every field of endeavor. The New York Times Guide to Essential Knowledge provides information with matchless accuracy and exceptional clarity. This new revised and expanded third edition covers major categories with an emphasis on depth and historical context, providing easy access to data vital for everyday living. Covering nearly 50 major categories, and providing an immediate grasp of complex topics with charts, sidebars, and maps, the third edition features 50 pages of new material, including new sections on * Atheism * Digital Media * Inventions and Discoveries * Endangered Species * Inflation * Musical Theater * Book Publishing *Wikileaks *The Financial Crisis *Nuclear Weapons *Energy *The Global Food Supply Every section has been thoroughly updated, making this third edition more useful and comprehensive than ever. It informs, educates, answers, illustrates and clarifies---it's the only one-volume reference book you need.

Strictly Murder

Provides crime writers with essential information on all aspects of murder and its investigation and prosecution, including motives, methods, types, criminal profiles, police investigative tools and procedures, medical examiner and crime ...

Author: Martin Roth

Publisher:

ISBN: 1890085030

Category: Reference

Page: 208

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Strictly Murder! provides film, TV, and fiction writers with essential information on all aspects of murder and its investigation and prosecution, including -- types of murders -- methods -- motives -- criminal profiles -- police investigative tools and procedures -- medical examiner and crime lab tools and procedures -- criminal court procedures ... and much more. Unique to this book is the inclusion of a copy of an actual Los Angeles County Sheriff's Department "murder book" -- a law enforcement agency's complete paper trail, which follows a murder from the time it is first reported through the arrest of a suspect. A "murder book" collects every report made by every person connected with a murder investigation, including the first officer on the scene, forensic investigators, and detectives. Strictly Murder! also includes short chapters written by investigative, criminal profiling, and crime lab experts.

The Readers Advisory Guide to Mystery

This presents the opportunity for readers' advisory staff to cross-sell the books to many mystery fiction readers. For example, fans of police procedurals will find that many true-crime writers devote a considerable portion of their ...

Author: John Charles

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 9780838911136

Category: Education

Page: 168

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Revision of: The mystery readers' advisory: the librarian's clues to murder and mayhem / John Charles, Joanna Morrison, [and] Candace Clark. -- Chicago: American Library Association, 2002.