Readers uide to ebooks
Serial killers, private eyes, cops, and bodies inhabit this guide to crime fiction in the electronic age, where reading habits are undergoing change with the growing use of e-books and e-readers.
The focus is on e-books and the independent authors, known as indies, who write them, and the aim is to introduce indie crime fiction to discerning e-book readers.
This guide considers murder and mystery, from the cozy to the noir, and how it has developed over the years, stretching from The Newgate Calendars, through the dime novels and penny dreadfuls, covering the golden age authors typified by Agatha Christie, the hard-boiled era of Hammett and Chandler, and on to the modern crime and thriller novels.
As well as sections on e-books and e-readers, the indie author and publisher, and publishing options, there are sections on many subgenres of crime fiction including mystery, cosy, romantic suspense, historical, paranormal/supernatural, psychological, humour, medical, legal, political, hard-boiled, female sleuths, police procedural, noir/dark, tartan noir, and serial killers.
Chris Longmuir is an award-winning novelist. Her crime novels have won the Pitlochry Award, and the Dundee International Book Prize.
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About the Author
Chris Longmuir is an award winning novelist who has published three novels in her Dundee Crime Series. Night Watcher, the first book in the series, won the Scottish Association of Writers' Pitlochry Award, and the sequel, Dead Wood, won the Dundee International Book Prize, as well as the Pitlochry Award. Missing Believed Dead is the third book in the series. Chris has recently published the first book in a new historical crime series which features Kirsty Campbell, Dundee's first policewoman. Her next book, to be published soon, is another Kirsty Campbell mystery set during the First World War.
Her crime novels are set in Dundee, Scotland, and have been described as scary, atmospheric, page turners. Chris also writes historical sagas, short stories and historical articles which have been published in America and Britain. She has also published a historical family saga to Kindle. Writing is like an addiction to me, Chris says, I go into withdrawals without it.