Armed and Dangerous: A Writer’s Guide to Weaponsby Michael Newton
Today’s readers of mysteries, thrillers, Westerns, true crime, police procedurals, and romantic suspense are better informed about weapons than ever before. If you think you can slip one past these readers
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Talk about murder! Inaccurate information about weapons can kill your story before a potential publisher has even finished reading your manuscript.
Today’s readers of mysteries, thrillers, Westerns, true crime, police procedurals, and romantic suspense are better informed about weapons than ever before. If you think you can slip one past these readers, you’re wrong. Dead wrong.
You don’t have to be a gun buff to need this book. If you care enough about your readers and your craft to strive for accuracy, then this book is your comprehensive source for information on:
• The characteristics, advantages, and disadvantages of hundreds of weapons
• Which weapons were available during each period of history, including their wars
• Weapons favored by various types of criminals and terrorists
• Weapons used by law enforcement
• Weapons used for hunting
You’ll also find a glossary of weapon-related terms and a series of appendices including:
• A selective chronology of firearms development
• Comparative handgun identification information
• Comparative trajectories of rifle cartridges
In the past, this kind of information was attainable only through hours of digging. Now it’s available at your fingertips in one handy guide. Make sure your story is accurate—refer to Armed & Dangerous!
“If you're one of those scribes who believes that killing machines are better left on the printed page, this [book] will prove invaluable in giving your Glocks, dum-dum rounds, and spookily-named Hotchkiss guns the unmistakable ring of authority.”
Meet the Author
A California native, Michael Newton has published 248 books under his own name and various pseudonyms since 1977. He began writing professionally as a "ghost" for author Don Pendleton on the best-selling Executioner series and continues his work on that series today. With 111 episodes published to date, Newton has nearly tripled the number of Mack Bolan novels completed by creator Pendleton himself.
Newton's first book under his own name was Monsters, Mysteries and Man (1979), a survey of unexplained phenomena for younger readers. While the majority of Newton's published books have been novels--including westerns, political thrillers and psychological suspense--he is best known for nonfiction, primarily true crime and reference books.
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