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At last, a decent guide for crime writers based on English practices and procedures.
on 6 May 2009
After searching fruitlessly for years I found this little gem.
There are any number of guides based on US law and procedures but precious few on English law and fewer still that are up to date.
Michael's book is an excellent reference guide for writers to ensure your "writer's license" doesn't stray too far from facts but, as a bonus, it is also an absorbing read in its own right.
Anecdotes and case histories are included as examples but it doesn't sink into the mire of just being an autobiography.
Michael sets out to write a guide we can all use and he succeeds in spades. A must for every crime writer's reference book shelf. Look no further.