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Murder One (Howdunit Writing) Paperback – Jul 1998

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  • Paperback: 216 pages
  • Publisher: Writer's Digest Books (July 1998)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 089879773X
  • ISBN-13: 978-0898797732
  • Product Dimensions: 1.9 x 15.2 x 24.1 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (1 customer review)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 1,161,514 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)

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By charles.s.godfrey on 23 July 2013
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Excellent book. Very well written. It teaches one a lot.Well worth recommending.
It made you turn each written page.
Well done.
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13 of 14 people found the following review helpful
An Addition To Your Reference Library, Not A Stand-Alone 5 Jan. 2001
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Format: Paperback
Murder One contains a lot of case studies of actual crimes. It also details motives and methods on all sorts of crimes including drug distribution, parents who kill their children and serial killers.
While this book is a great quick reference book, solid crime writing requires a little more depth than this book offers. It's worth having, though, to get you started on the right track.
14 of 16 people found the following review helpful
�Murder One� is a good, broad, writer�s guide to homicide. 24 Sept. 1999
By Douglas H. Haden - Published on
Format: Paperback
"Murder One" accomplishes its purpose: It is a good writer's guide to homicide. Its breadth dictates lack of deep detail. It covers murder: weapons, business murders, narcotics murders, gang murders, organized-crime murders, contract murders, crime-of-passion murders and thrill/lust, sexual, mass, serial, vehicular and bizarre murders.
All books, including "Murder One", I have read in the "Howdunit Series" have been incredibly helpful.
1 of 1 people found the following review helpful
murder one ...........for writers 19 Oct. 2013
By Debra Bellink - Published on
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this book helps writers to hit every mark. there is invaluable information in this book. the tips in which the authors speak to the writers are fabulous.
I recommend this book for anyone writing a book which includes murder as its backbone..
1 of 2 people found the following review helpful
Their police experience shows in this book 1 Aug. 2012
By bloodhound - Published on
Format: Paperback
I enjoyed this book to help me in my crime writing as I could tell the authors lengthy experience was throughout the text. This is not a book written by an academic who has zero police and law enforcement experience-the authors give extensive insight and little known facets of their work that is priceless for aspiring authors. Most crime writers know that police officers are generally reluctant to discuss crime scenes, forensics, etc. for fear of giving someone the knowledge to commit crimes. Authors Paglino & Corvasce recognize the need for factual information most especially in light of the myriad of "true" crime shows on television that are not realistic. As for the reviewer that gave this book a poor review because the authors did not provide enough "follow up", I honestly don't know what he is talking about! These authors have lectured at many writers conferences (I saw them @ Bouchercon) and are very approachable, knowledgeable and personable . . . and very willing to help aspiring authors of all genres.
Five Stars 3 Oct. 2014
By Charles L. Prevatte - Published on
Format: Paperback
Good reference.
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