Criminal Convictions: Errant Essays on Perpetrators of Literary License

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P. Owen, 1994 - Fiction - 155 pages
The distinguished crime novelist writes on his genre with humor and insight, with revealing and perceptive views on the likes of Dickens, Conrad,†and Chandler and more.

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CRIMINAL CONVICTIONS: Errant Essays on Perpetrators of Literary License

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``Nearly all good writers are `crime writers,' '' contends Freeling, author of 31 crime novels of his own (Flanders Sky, 1992, etc.), in this collection of essays and aperŠus on the writers and ... Read full review

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Freeling, the celebrated author of 30 mystery novels (e.g., Flanders Sky, Mysterious Pr., 1992), here offers reflections on, rather than criticism of, his chosen genre. He paints on a broad canvas ... Read full review


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Novelist Nicolas Freeling was born in London on March 3, 1927. After serving in the military and working as a cook, he began his first novel, Love in Amsterdam, while in prision for theft. He is best know for his Piet Van der Valk dective stories which inspired two television series. He also created the Henri Castang series and wrote numerous individual novels. He received the Edgar Allan Poe Award from the Mystery Writers of America for The King of the Rainy Country. He also won the Gold Dagger from the British Crime Writers Association and France's Grand Prix de Roman Policier. He died on July 20, 2003 at the age of 76.

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