A Life Of Crime

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Kinky Friedman - author of a series of detective novels featuring a stetson-wearing, cigar-chomping private eye who is more than just his namesakemeets the creators of four other notorious private investigators - Sara Paretsky , Sue Grafton , James Crumley and Lawrence Block. Last in series.

Producer Wendy Pilmer

Genome: [r4 Bd=19970701]

Unknown: Kinky Friedman

Unknown: Sara Paretsky

Unknown: Sue Grafton

Unknown: James Crumley

Unknown: Lawrence Block.

Producer: Wendy Pilmer

0119970610

Could P D James commit murder? In the first of four programmes on crime fiction, British writer Frances Fyfield talks to other major literary names about murder and how it is represented on the page.

0219970617

For more than forty years, Evan Hunter has lived a double life.

By day, he has written classic novels such as `The Blackboard Jungle', but by night he has been Ed McBain, writer of crime novels.

In the second of four programmes on crime fiction, Evan meets other writers with similarly split personalities.

0319970624

In the third of four programmes, acclaimed Scottish writer Ian Rankin investigates mysteries with a message, with contributions from novelists Nicholas Blincoe, Tony Hillerman, Val McDermid, Mike Phillips and Andrew Vachss.

04 LAST19970701

In the last of four programmes on crime fiction, Kinky Friedman - the cigar-chomping, ranch-dwelling writer of detective novels featuring a cigar-chomping, ranch-dwelling private eye called Kinky Friedman - meets the creators of four other notorious private investigators: Sara Paretsky, Sue Grafton, James Crumley and Lawrence Block.