Crime Fiction for Beginners

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The murder investigation Detective Inspector Harriet Ware is heading takes her into an unsuspected world where publishers wearily fend off a spate of unwanted manuscripts. Her suspects include would-be authors who live as much in the plots they are weaving as in the mundane world they actually inhabit. ‘Crime Fiction for Beginners’ is five novels in one with an unexpected twist at the end. More

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About Gervase Shorter

Born in England, Gervase spent his military service hunting terrorists through the forests of Mount Kenya. After studying medieval history at Oxford he caught the Transiberian train to Vladivostok on his way to Japan, where he lived for four years. He travelled back to Europe overland and then spent three years in Lisbon, moving in 1973 to Rio de Janeiro where he now divides his time between an apartment overlooking the lagoon and a farm 3,000 feet up in the mountains where he grows bananas, avocados, persimmon and pecan nuts. He is married with four adult children.

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Review by: Fiona on July 21, 2011 :
A new take on crime writing - unusual and highly entertaining.
(reviewed the day of purchase)

Review by: Susan Johnson on May 04, 2011 :
I thought the plot for this novel highly original, and liked the end in particular. Very entertaining.
(reviewed within a week of purchase)

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