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Download The Lineup: The World's Greatest Crime Writers Tell the Inside Story of Their Greatest Detectives Audiobook (Unabridged)

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3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 3.00 (192 ratings) (rate this audio book) Author: Otto Penzler Narrator: John Allen Nelson, Justine Eyre, John Lee Publisher: Tantor Format: Unabridged Audiobook Delivery: Instant Download Audio Length: Release Date:
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A great recurring character in a series you love becomes an old friend. You learn about their strange quirks and their haunted pasts and root for them every time they face danger. But where do some of the most fascinating sleuths in the mystery and thriller world really come from? What was the real-life location that inspired Michael Connelly to make Harry Bosch a Vietnam vet tunnel rat? Why is Lee Child's Jack Reacher a drifter? How did a brief encounter in Botswana inspire Alexander McCall Smith to create Precious Ramotswe?

In The Lineup, some of the top mystery writers in the world tell about the genesis of their most beloved characters - or, in some cases, let their creations do the talking.

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  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Chris | 2/14/2014

    " I read about the detectives I normally read about: Lincoln Rhyme, Peter Decker/Rina Lazarus, Alex Delaware, Lou Boldt & Aloysius X. Pendergast. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Suzanne Keehne | 2/7/2014

    " Good overview of greatest crime writers; interesting; gave me ideas re:who I would like to read more of in the future; American, British and Scotch authors, male & female. Interesting, but a little long. "

  • 3 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 53 out of 5 by Jennifer | 2/2/2014

    " I enjoy reading about my favorite leading characters from the mystery series that I read. I read the chapters first for the series I read and later went back to read about other characters I am not familiar with. I now have a list of new authors to try. There were a couple of chapters that I didn't finish because I didn't like the writer's style and now I know I wouldn't want to read one of their books. Very interesting because each author wrote their chapter however they wanted. Some were stories, others were like interviews with the character, and some were straight from the author about what inspired the series and their writing career. "

  • 4 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 54 out of 5 by Martha | 1/24/2014

    " Not quite what I was expecting (thought it'd be stories, and not insights on how author's came up with their ideas) but still enjoyed it. "

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