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Michael Dirda

On Conan Doyle
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Michael Dirda, author of the 2012 Edgar Award-winning On Conan Doyle, is a book columnist for the Washington Post and a regular reviewer and essayist for several magazines and quarterlies. Dirda received the 1993 Pulitzer Prize for criticism.

Genres:Non-Fiction, Crime Wave

David Morrell

The Naked Edge
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David Morrell, author of Murder as a Fine Art, created Rambo in his acclaimed novel, First Blood. An Edgar, Anthony, and Macavity nominee, Morrell received a career-achievement Thriller Master award from the International Thriller Writers organization.

Genres:Crime Wave, Publishing

Michael Sims

The Dead Witness: A Connoisseur's Collection of Victorian Detective Stories
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Michael Sims is the author of acclaimed books about nature and science such as Adam's Navel, Apollo's Fire, and The Story of Charlotte's Web, and is creator and editor of Bloomsbury's Connoisseur's Collection anthology series, which includes most recently The Dead Witness (Victorian detective stories).

Genres:Non-Fiction, Crime Wave