One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
A writer of detective stories or thrillers.
- ‘He is considered a crime writer's crime writer.’
- ‘He is a crime writer who does detecting on the side.’
- ‘Opened 75 years ago, one of the hotel's earliest visitors was the crime writer Agatha Christie, who also fancied herself as a bit of a gourmand.’
- ‘I was particularly taken with this tale since it seems to be the basis for a novel by my favourite crime writer.’
- ‘Having said that, Mina does regard herself very definitely as a crime writer rather than just an author.’
- ‘IAN RANKIN, the Scottish crime writer, is to auction a role in his next novel to raise money for a children's charity which helped him cope with his son's disability.’
- ‘British crime writer, John Creasy, produced hundreds of novels under different names.’
- ‘A three-bedroom cottage in Newland Street, Witham, has come up for sale - right next door to where the famous novelist and crime writer Dorothy L Sayers lived nearly 50 years ago.’
- ‘Award-winning crime writer Ian Rankin receives an OBE for services to literature.’
- ‘The UK crime writer Ruth Rendell and the consultant gynaecologist Harry Gordon at first seem to have little in common.’
- ‘I'd much rather discover a crime writer with a solid series of private eye novels behind them than an SF writer with an interesting back catalogue.’
- ‘She decided to earn her crime writer colours by enrolling in a diploma course in forensic medical science at the University of Glasgow, where she studied alongside police officers, lawyers and mortuary assistants.’
- ‘Like many others, the crime writer Raymond Chandler was puzzled as to why Crippen disposed of his wife's head, limbs and all her bones, possibly dumping them in a nearby canal, yet chose to bury some of her flesh at home.’
- ‘I think I'm still the only crime writer I know who hadn't a clue about the genre before setting out.’
- ‘Interviews include the crime writer and author, Patricia Cornwell, ex-FBI agent, Robert Ressler, forensic psychologist, Louis Schlesinger and many others.’
- ‘Are you more at ease with your identity as a crime writer now?’
- ‘The seminal crime writer Agatha Christie, who created gumshoed granny Miss Marple, introduced Belgian sleuth, Hercule Poirot, in The Mysterious Affair At Styles in 1920.’
- ‘But even his encounters with the Krays didn't prepare him for the time he spent researching Liverpool's drug barons with the Guardian crime writer Nick Davies.’
- ‘In crime writer Ian Rankin's thriller, ‘Witch Hunt’, an investigator called Michael Barclay does not think of himself as a spy.’
- ‘Her reputation as a crime writer was secured in 1998, when her first novel won the John Creasey Gold Dagger award.’
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