All posts tagged “Crime fiction

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The Whites by Richard Price

The Whites is a pretty good bit of crime fiction. Gritty cop/ex-cop drama, curiously propelled by the actions of one of the characters many years before. Perhaps too many characters for me to cope with. Plenty of detail. Several murders. This was a “notable book… Read More

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Elmore Leonard RIP

I heard today that crime fiction writer Elmore Leonard has died at age 87. Elmore Leonard’s 10 rules of writing: 1. Never open a book with weather. 2. Avoid prologues. 3. Never use a verb other than “said” to carry dialogue. 4. Never use an… Read More