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nypd-blue-1993 franz and carusoA troubled protagonist, gritty language, and a pair of bare buns changed the way America viewed TV cop shows forever.

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James W. Hall

james w hallThe filming of his novel Mystic River made Dennis Lehane that Hollywood rarity—a happy writer. But 99 times out of 100, our author reveals, events take a very different turn...

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Lee Goldberg

TV writingNotes from the frontline

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Jerome Coopersmith

Haw Five-O Lord promoMy Years Writing for Hawaii Five-O

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Gary Phillips

jeffries_herbHerb Jeffries, the first black singing cowboy to grace Hollywood screens, passed away on May 25, 2014.

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I’ve been binging a lot lately on British mystery series that are just now being made available to U.S. audiences.

These series are distributed by Acorn with DVD and Blu-ray sets available from select ret

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Tom Straw may be the best-known unknown writer.

He’s had seven novels that went straight to the New York Times Best Seller list, with one landing in the No. 1 slot. The books were hugely popular and the ch

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JOAN HESS (1949-2017)

From St. Martins Press:

Author Joan Hess has died. A pioneer in the mystery genre and a much loved fixture at mystery conventions for decades, she was the author of forty-thre

JOAN HESS (1949-2017)

From St. Martins Press:

Author Joan Hess has died. A pioneer in the mystery genre and a much loved fixture at mystery conventions for decades, she was the author of forty-three books, o

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