The Crime Writer

The Crime Writer

Book - 2007
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A crime writer finds himself entangled in his own gruesome mystery in this fast-paced psychological thriller

Drew Danner, a crime novelist with a house off L.A.’s storied Mulholland Drive, awakens in a hospital bed with a scar on his head and no memory of being found convulsing over his ex- fianc e’s body the previous night. He was discovered holding a knife, her blood beneath his nails. He himself doesn’t know whether he’s guilty or innocent. To reconstruct the story, the writer must now become the protagonist, searching the corridors of his life and the city he loves.

Soon Drew closes in on clues he may or may not have left for himself, and as another young woman is similarly murdered he has to ask difficult questions not of others but of himself. Beautifully crafted and heartbreakingly told, The Crime Writer confronts our inherent fear of what we might truly be capable of—good or evil. Like nothing he’s written before, The Crime Writer takes Hurwitz in an exciting new direction and is sure to reach a whole new audience.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2007.
ISBN: 9780670063215
Characteristics: 301 p. ;,24 cm.


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Jan 29, 2014

I have to give it extra credit for originality, sort of writing the book backwards. Aside from that, though, Hurwitz is an okay writer but in my opinion will never be a great one

Jun 05, 2012

A very good read. Keeps you guessing till the end. Drags a bit at times with the descriptions which can be lengthy. All in all I would recommend it.

Sep 15, 2011

Awesome story! I wasn't sure who-dun-it any quicker than the protagonist; kept you guessing. I really enjoyed the writing style and plot. Great read.

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