If I Tell You I'll Have to Kill You

If I Tell You I'll Have to Kill You

eBook - 2013
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Crime fiction is the single most popular genre in international publishing and Australia has some of the finest practitioners when it comes to walking the mean streets and nailing the bad guys. Whether you're a fan of crime fiction, true crime or a would-be crime writer, this collection of essays will provide laughter, understanding, insight, ideas, advice and hopefully some inspiration. Learn about Shane Maloney's near-death experience in a freezer, Leigh Redhead's adventures as a stripper and Tara Moss taking a polygraph test to prove her doubters wrong. There are stories of struggle and triumph, near misses and murderous intent, as our best crime writers lay bare their souls and reveal their secrets as never before, along with their rules for writing and reading lists. But beware. They will have to kill you...
Publisher: Allen & Unwin, 2013.
ISBN: 9781743434345
1743434340
Characteristics: 300 pp p.
Contents: The facts, ma'am, nothing but the factsthe ned kelly awards; authors' must-reads.
Cover page; title page; copyright page; contents; introduction: you've been warned; keep the bodies coming; the three c's; what else is there to do?; i know it's only noir (but i like it); keeping it real; i'm writing a crime novel; ned kelly diary; scenes from a life; what's the worst thing that can happen?; writing gives me wings; a stripping feminist private eye; first find some atmosphere; beauty and death; take a little time for the country to know you; mad, bad and dangerous to know; the secret formula; the art of suspense; gitmo here i come; a writing life.
Summary: Crime fiction is the single most popular genre in international publishing and Australia has some of the finest practitioners when it comes to walking the mean streets and nailing the bad guys. Whether you're a fan of crime fiction, true crime or a would-be crime writer, this collection of essays will provide laughter, understanding, insight, ideas, advice and hopefully some inspiration. Learn about Shane Maloney's near-death experience in a freezer, Leigh Redhead's adventures as a stripper and Tara Moss taking a polygraph test to prove her doubters wrong. There are stories of struggle and triumph, near misses and murderous intent, as our best crime writers lay bare their souls and reveal their secrets as never before, along with their rules for writing and reading lists. But beware. They will have to kill you...

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