The Crime Writer

The Crime Writer

Book - 2007
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Drew Danner , an L.A.-based crime novelist, awakens in a hospital bed with a scar on his head, blood under his nails, and a cop by his side. Accused of murdering his ex-fiancée, Drew has no memory of the crime but reconstructs the story the only way he knows how--as a novel. As he searches the dark corridors of his life and the city he loves, another young woman is similarly murdered and Drew must confront the very real possibility of his own guilt. A thrilling piece of contemporary L.A. noir, The Crime Writer is sure to boost Hurwitz's profile as one of the coming masters of the genre.
Publisher: New York : Viking, 2007.
ISBN: 9780143113447
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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