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Christopher Fowler
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With the death of Ruth Rendell, we have lost a giant of the literary crime world. Rendell got her first publishing deal with Hutchinson after after working as a journalist on a local paper, the Chigwell Times. She apparently left the job after writing up a local tennis club dinner without attending the event; she'd missed the death of the after-dinner speaker during his speech. Her publishing deal…
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Christopher Fowler
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Today the T-shirt says it all. I'm not having any Eureka moments. Staring out of the window is what I often have to do as part of my job. And today, the worst part, the staring bit, is here again. A runway of blank white paper stretches before me. I've delivered a new novel, and while I'm waiting for editorial notes on that I start thinking about what I'm doing next. Today I need a new plot. I…
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