Crime, Mystery & Thriller Authors

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For anyone currently writing - or interested in writing - crime, thriller, mystery and suspense novels. Let's talk about police procedures, twists they won't see coming and the darker side of characters...

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Writing a crime thriller that spans US and Canada.  Does anyone know the rankings of officers in police services in Canada? Not finding great details on their websites.

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Anyone know if PI's investigating a cold crime would be allowed to look at/copy the autopsy done by the police. Or would they have to find a backdoor way of discovering what they needed to know. Thanks.

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Anyone writing a cosy mystery

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Hi everyone, quick reminder that the wonderful Graham Bartlett is doing a webchat tonight at 7pm UK time! https://community.jerichowriters.com/page/view-event-profile?id=23 

Graham is a fountain of knowledge on crime and police procedure, and has worked with loads of bestselling authors to ensure accuracy in their work. He's kindly giving us an hour of his time to answer all your crime-y questions and you can leave them in advance if you can't make the event. 

Hopefully see you later!

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Amazon Vella – Episodic stories

Does anyone have an unused book/idea suitable for serialization? Amazon is launching a pay-per-read platform for serialized stories. Currently only available in the US and likely to appeal to younger readers who are familiar with this type of pay-as-you-use platform through gaming. Different news articles give different information, but it seems likely that episodes will be a minimum of 500 to 700 words – readers get the first three for free, so (assuming it comes to the UK) you'd need more than three episodes to make any money. However, with it having certain drawbacks for well-known authors, it might be a way for new authors to gain attention.Your thoughts?

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Hi all! 

Just want to make you aware of an upcoming Q&A webchat we have with Graham Bartlett, a former UK police officer, who, since retiring, has become a police procedural and crime advisor helping scores of authors and TV writers (including Peter James, Mark Billingham, Elly Griffiths, Claire McGowan and Dorothy Koomson) achieve authenticity alongside their drama.

The webchat will be taking place on Tuesday 25th of May between 19:00-20:00 BST. All details can be found here: https://community.jerichowriters.com/page/view-event-profile?id=23 

Graham will be answering your questions about anything police and crime-related in your work. You can join us on the night, or leave any questions ahead of time.

Hope to see you there 😊

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Hi all! Firstly if you have seen this on another forum forgive the spamming! I wondered if I could ask a favour of you. I've entered a short story into a competition and to raise my profile to the selectors I need to get as many votes as possible for my synopsis. The entry is for a horror-thriller- domestic-noir story entitled 'WOOF'. If you don't mind entering your name and email address, please could you vote for my synopsis? You can find it here: https://soopllc.com/blog/short-stories/woof-by-k-t-jayne/

Many thanks in advance! 😊

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I found out today that my thriller is being considered by The Black Spring 2020 Crime Fiction Prize. I've made it to the short list and it feels amazing (especially after all the rejections): https://blackspringpressgroup.com/blogs/news/the-black-spring-crime-fiction-prize-2020-shortlist



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Hi everybody, I'm Richard Strong new to the group. Thanks for having me.

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If two women disarmed an intruder with a knife and knocked him out, when the police arrived would they take both women down to the police station or, given that it is the middle of the night, allow them to come down to the station the next day. Obviously they know where the women live as the unconsicous man is in their flat.

Thanks. Georgina

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Is there a genre between Cozy Crime and Domestic Noir, or should I create my own category? Cozy Noir perhaps?

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Hi everyone,

I'm not a crime or mystery writer. I'm trying to refind an interview with a mid-list writer which had some original and interesting marketing ideas. It's tricky, because I can't remember the names. I'm hoping that what I do remember might ring a bell with someone. I copied it at the time it was mentioned here, but can't find it anywhere.

A member of JW put a link to the interview on Townhouse earlier this year. What I recall about the writer is that he has tradiionally published for years and decided to go indie so that he could assert more control over all aspects of publication. He's not in the top echelons, but I recall "mid-list" was used in the interview which was quite lengthy and detailed. He's respected as a craftsman, and I believe that he had been writing crime and was known for that, then recently morphed into horror. 

If this is familiar to anyone, I would appreciate even a guess as to the writer's identity even if you don't have the link.

Thank you & best wishes,

Janet