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The Best Books About Identity Theft and Deception

Identity theft and deception populate the true crime genre in graphic novels and retellings that you have to read to believe!

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The Best World Building in Crime Fiction

Four crime writers who've mastered world building and prove that any place, no matter how far-flung, can be made a convincing character when written well.

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How to Write Suspense Based on True Events

Transforming eerie real-life phenomenon into bone-chilling suspense.

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David Baldacci’s Favorite Classic Detective Films (and His Favorite True Crime Podcast)

Hint: Humphrey Bogart & Lauren Bacall. Jack Nicholson & Faye Dunaway.

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Sandra Brown’s All-Time Favorite Novels Might Surprise You

Bestselling romantic suspense author Sandra Brown shares her five favorite books of all time.

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Karen Ellis on Reading the Masters of Literary Suspense

Author Karen Ellis lays out her all-time favorite literary suspense novels.

How Sandra Brown Writes Supercharged Romantic Suspense (Every Time)

Bestselling romantic suspense author Sandra Brown offers her tried-and-true tips for writing romantic suspense.

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How to Write Sidekick Characters

Thriller author Chris Holm shares his writing tips about the most important qualities in sidekick characters.

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How to Write Historical Crime Fiction

Author William Shaw shares his five rules to writing historical crime fiction.

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How to Write a Historical Crime Novel

William Shaw is the author of the Breen and Tozer series, mysteries set in London in the late 1960s.

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