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  1. Good morning. This is the very first book-related forum I have registered on, and until this morning I wasn't aware they existed. Looking forward to engaging with like-minded people and hearing recommendations. I'm a recently published author, having stepped into this world quite accidentally after writing my first book as part of my therapy for PTSD. Being an ex-soldier and cop, not too surprisingly I went against the advice of many of our best authors and decided to write about what I know. Books - I've just started reading 'THE SLAP' and I'm working on my third, due to be published Spring 2018. Best regards, Matt.
  2. Hi! I am looking for a crime or thriller or mistery books like The Secret History of Twin Peaks with photos, fake documents etc... Does anyone have suggestions? I red the S. by Doug Dorst and conceived by J.J. Abrams and I liked a lot. Thansk to everyone for helping
  3. Hi there, I'm trying to remember/ find an American crime novel I read in the late 90s. Maybe even around the year 2000. Story was: a cop with a disabled ex wife is working on a case. He has a vendetta against a man he knows is guilty of another crime, so gives this name to a black gang who are looking for a culprit for a murder in their circles... I remember the book being called simply 'Murder Book', based on the idea that all murders were written in a big book or something. The cover was plain black - very simple and striking. Ring any bells? Maybe I'm wrong and it's called something slightly different. Annoyingly James Patterson has used that title recently, which makes googling the title hopeless. I remember buying the book because of the strong title, but you don't want it to be so vague no one can do a search for it. Lesson to aspiring crime writers! Cheers Jasoni
  4. I'm not sure if this should go here or in crime, but they were written long enough ago and have an iconic enough standing that I'm going to chance it and put them here. Feel free to move me if I am in the wrong! I started reading the first Tom Ripley novel the other day and due to various commitments am only half-way through, but I am enjoying it much more than I expected. Despite, or perhaps because of, the remote tone of the novel, which offers only a very thin internal narrative from the main character, I find it very engaging, a unique and unexpected portrait of a sociopath. Ripley is far from the confident con-man I was expecting from what I knew of the story, but is instead a refreshing mixture of a man both daring and riddled with self-doubt. The books were written long enough ago that the style is no longer in line with those common to modern crime or thriller novels, but the enigmatic psychological portrait is definitely keeping me engaged despite any stylistic reservations I have! Has anyone else read the books? What do you think in general of Highsmith's writing, or her main character?
  5. Hello I read that book in the 80's, and i've been looking for it for quite some time now, without success. Maybe I could get help in this forum? It's most probably from an english writer... It's the story of a middle age woman specialised in folklore studies, who comes to a small english town preparing a ancient yearly festival, featuring various acts including wearing armors and riding hobby horses. When she's mingling with the people in that town, a crime is committed, and one decisive step of the police investigation later on happens when they find out that it was her who was riding that hobby horse during the festival, wearing that armor, instead of the man who was supposed to do it, giving him a precious alibi... Does that ring any bell? Thank you for your help