The Lineup

The Lineup

The World's Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives

Book - 2009
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A great recurring character in a series you love becomes an old friend. You learn about their strange quirks and their haunted pasts and root for them every time they face danger. But where do some of the most fascinating sleuths in the mystery and thriller world really come from? What was the real-life location that inspired Michael Connelly to make Harry Bosch a Vietnam vet tunnel rat? Why is Jack Reacher a drifter? How did a brief encounter in Botswana inspire Alexander McCall Smith to create Precious Ramotswe? In THE LINEUP, some of the top mystery writers in the world tell about the genesis of their most beloved characters--or, in some cases, let their creations do the talking.
Publisher: New York : Little, Brown, c2009.
Edition: 1st ed.
ISBN: 9780316031936
Branch Call Number: 813. 087209 LIN
Characteristics: viii, 406 p.
Additional Contributors: Penzler, Otto

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debwalker Dec 20, 2010

Great fun and insights for mystery lovers. Michael Connelly on Harry Bosch, Ian Rankin on Rebus, etc.

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Astahola
Mar 17, 2010

If you only have a couple of favorite authors among those listed, you've got to read this book or the parts that interest you. Each author writes about his character in a different way. We really enjoyed it.

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Ross_Paterson
Jan 08, 2010

Anyone who writes should read this. Some of the writers try to be too cute with their sections, but for the most part the message is the same. 'do something different with your book.'

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