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I have been a reader of crime and thrillers for a good number of years but its only recently that I have realized how much research the writer has to do before beginning the book,I have gained so much insight from these writers concerning the Detectives Pathologists Coroners and Legal systems but the ones that interested me the most are Profile'rs what amazing people,I wonder if any of you feel the same 

The book I am reading at the moment has all these things and more its a Val Mcdermid called "Killing the Shadows"maybe you can tell me what you think,

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I read a lot of crime and thrillers too - Val McDermid is one of my favourite authors.  I often wonder what sort of mind comes up with the murders/crimes in these books.  They've definitely got incredible imaginations. And the research must take them ages.  

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Yes I to think what great imagination these writers must have,some of the crimes are quite gory ,Its a wonder I don't have nightmares as I like to have a read before going to sleep and sometimes I can't put the book down they are quite compelling ,I often wonder how long it takes them to write a book ,and if they have the plot from start to finish before they start ,or do they maybe get inspiration as they go along

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Me, too.  I always wonder if they know who the killer is when they start writing, or does it all come into place as they write.  What other crime writers do you like?  My fave is Ian Rankin, but I also like Ann Cleeves, Lynda La Plante and I've been reading a lot of Scandinavian crime lately: Jo Nesbo, Camilla Lackberg, Henning Mankell.

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I often wonder if they know who's done before they begin to write to,I have read a couple of Lynda La Plante books which I enjoyed and also Ian Rankin,but none of the others unfortunately ,Peter James ,Faye Kellerman  Karin Slaughter are also favorites of mine,when I first started to read crime books I must have read all Martina Coles,and Roberta Kray as always liked books about the East End gangs,I'm The same with TV gangster films are the ones for me I guess i maybe a bit blood thirsty, haha.

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I'm a big fan of Val McDermid too. Have you ever seen her being interviewed? She is such a lovely person, and fiercely intelligent! 

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I'm sorry to say I haven't seen her being interviewed I would love to though,It would be great listening to them ,what clever people they are,writing must be on their minds 24/7 I wonder how they manage to go about doing day to day things once I start to read the book,I can't seem to put it down I just have to know "who done it".

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On 8.3.2019 at 6:05 PM, Freda P said:

I often wonder if they know who's done before they begin to write to,I have read a couple of Lynda La Plante books which I enjoyed and also Ian Rankin,but none of the others unfortunately ,Peter James ,Faye Kellerman  Karin Slaughter are also favorites of mine,when I first started to read crime books I must have read all Martina Coles,and Roberta Kray as always liked books about the East End gangs,I'm The same with TV gangster films are the ones for me I guess i maybe a bit blood thirsty, haha.

 

First of all, welcome to the forum! :smile2:   

I haven't read any Val McDermids as far as I remember, but she's been on my 'radar' for some years, as she's been mentioned on here :)  I've read a few Lynda la Plante's, but only after watching those Trial & Retribution's series which were amazing! They were gory and terrifying and very compelling watching! Have you seen those? 

Karin Slaughter is amazing! Have you read any books by Jeffery Deaver? I think you might like his Lincoln Rhyme -series :smile2: As for another book series that's gory and compelling, have you read the Dexter series by Jeff Lindsay? 

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I think you'd like Val Mcdermid Frankie.   I've read one Jeffrey Deaver, but his books never seem to be in at my library.  I do want to read more of his.

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HI Frankie thank you for your welcome,I like you watched Trial and retribution series and then read the books,real stomach churning stuff.I haven't read any Jeffrey Deaver but I will look out for them now that you have mentioned them.

Bookmonkey I would forget your local library and maybe pop into your local charity shop I get my books there six for a pound and just return them when read most of them are brand new.thats why I get through such a good collection

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Freda our charity shops charge ridiculous prices for second hand books.  I also don't really get time to go in them, as they're only open at the same times that I work.  I'm also on an extremely low wage, so even charity prices are too much.  I'll get them from the library eventually.  Just glad our library is still free and does have a very good selection.  Some libraries in NZ have started to charge for borrowing!!  

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I hope your libraries don't start bringing in a charge for borrowing ,as a lot of people will be deprived of books and I cant think of anything worse.my friends tell me to get a Kindle but since childhood I have always had a love of books I just like to browse through the shelves and the feel of the books I can understand why you go to the library its such a shame when I look at what I get for almost nothing I wish I could pass them on to you but NZ is just a bit to far away from the UK :D

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It also defeats  the object of libraries if they start charging, even if it's only a small charge. 

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I think that wouldn't happen here as i am sure people would protest at least  hope they would.The book I am reading at the moment is "Therapy" its by Jonathan Kellerman have any of you read it its really good.Jonathan and Faye Kellerman are husband and wife ,both crime writers ,they have a son  and daughter who are also writers,can you imagine what it must be like in that household I wonder if they ever come up with the same ideas what a family,

one writer in the family but FOUR,

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I've read some Jonathan Kellerman.  He's written a lot.  I haven't read anything by any of the other Kellerman's.  Another good crime author I'm reading at the moment is Linda Fairstein.  Hers are set in New York.

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I haven't come across Linda Fairstein 'I will keep a look out when next I go to change my books I like it when books are based in America I have been to quite a few places over there and can relate to them when the writers go into detail about them,although I haven't been to New York'.it makes the books more interesting when you can visualize the places they are describing.don't you think.

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