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Margie Orford

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Daddy’s Girl Makes Women24′s Top Ten of 2009 (Plus: Interview)

I was very glad to find that Daddy’s Girl made Women24′s 2009 top ten reads list – alongside the likes of Stieg Larsson, no less. Take a look:

Meanwhile, here’s a quick interview between myself and Sam Wilson, involving my top five crime writing tips:

1. Do your research
There are two main types of crime fiction:
i. ‘Body in the library’ Conan Doyle style, favoured by writers such as Ruth Rendell, Ian Rankin and PD James, and
ii. ‘Hardboiled’ hyper-real, ‘Uneasy Street’ crime fiction, as favoured by Raymond Chandler and Mickey Spillane

If you’re going to fall in between the two (like Orford herself), do it consciously.

 

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