Books on Writing

"When I get a little money, I buy books, and if there is any left, I buy food and clothes."

Desiderius Erasmus (1465 - 1536)

Crime Reference

The Complete Idiot's Guide to Criminal Investigation
Alan Axelrod, Guy Antinozzi
The Criminal Mind: A Writer's Guide to Forensic Psychology
Katherine Ramsland, Ph.D.
Armed and Dangerous: A Writer's Guide to Weapons (Howdunit Series)
Micheal Newton
Police Procedure: A writer's guide to the police and how they work
Russell Bintiff
Howdunit: How Crimes Are Committed and Solved (Howdunit)
John Boertlein (Editor)
Rip-Off: A Writer's Guide to Crimes of Deception (Howdunit)
Fay Faron
Malicious Intent: A Writer's Guide to How Murderers, Robbers, Rapists and Other Criminal Think (Howdunit)
Sean P. MacTire
Modus Operandi: A Writer's Guide to How Criminals Work (Howdunit))
Mauro V. Corvasce, Joseph R. Paglino
Amateur Detectives: A Writer's Guide to How Private Citizens Solve Criminal Cases (Howdunit)
Elaine Raco Chase, Anne Wingate (Contributor)
Missing Persons: A Writer's Guide to Finding the Lost, the Abducted and the Escaped (Howdunit Series)
Fay Faron
Just the Facts, Ma'am: A Writer's Guide to Investigators and Investigation Techniques (Howdunit)
Greg Fallis
Scene of the Crime: A Writer's Guide to Crime-Scene Investigations (Howdunit Series)
Anne Wingate
Body Trauma: A Writer's Guide to Wounds and Injuries
David Page
Cause of Death : A Writer's Guide to Death, Murder and Forensic Medicine (Howdunit Series)
Keith Wilson
Deadly Doses : A Writer's Guide to Poisons (Howdunit Series)
Serita Deborah Stevens, Anne Klarner
Order in the Court : A Writer's Guide to the Legal System (Behind the Scenes)
David S. Mullally
Code Blue: Including the ER, OR and ICU (Behind the Scenes)
Dr. Keith Wilson, David W. Page
Lights & Sirens: A Writer's Guide to Emergency Rescue Professions (Behind the Scenes)
James Cowan, Lois Cowan

Fires and Firefighting

Report From Engine Co. 82
The classic on American firefighting Dennis Smith
Firefighters: Their Lives in Their Own Words
interviews with the people on the front lines Dennis Smith
The Last Men Out: Life on the Edge at Rescue 2 Firehouse
Life on the Edge at Rescue 2 Tom Downey
Blaze: The Forensics of Fire
Real world examples of how fires are investigated Nicolas Faith
Braving the Flames: Their Toughest Cases In Their Own Words
Peter Micheels
Heat: Fire C.S.I. and the War on Arson and Murder
Peter Micheels
Combating Arson-For-Profit: Advanced Techniques for Investigators
David J. Icove, Vernon B. Wherry, J. David Schroeder
Crime Scene Investigations - Arson
(Crime Scene Investigations) Juvenile Gail Stewart
Crime Scene Investigations - Bombings
(Crime Scene Investigations) Juvenile Gail Stewart
Fundamentals of Fire Phenomena
the Science of fire for engineers and fire safety students James G. Quintiere
Principles of Fire Behavior
the Science of fire for fire fighters and fire safety students James G. Quintiere
An Introduction to Fire Dynamics
the Science of fire for engineers and fire safety students Dougal Drysdale

Writing in General

Ansen Dibell
Scene and Structure
Jack Bickham
Conflict, Action and Suspense
William Noble
Jack Bickham
Beginnings, Middles, and Endings
Nancy Kress
Lewis Turco
Creating Unforgettable Characters
Linda Seger
How to Write Science Fiction and Fantasy
Orson Scott Card
Creating Characters How to Build Story People
Dwight V. Swain
World Building
Steven Gillett
Character and Viewpoint
Orson Scott Card
Character-Naming Sourcebook
Kenyan with Blythe & Sweet
How to Grow a Novel : The Most Common Mistakes Writers Make and How to Overcome Them
Sol Stein
Writing the Thriller
Trish Macdonald Skillman
Writing on Both Sides of the Brain : Breakthrough Techniques for People Who Write
Not about the mechanics of writing, but how to get beyond the internal barriers to writing it all down. Henriette Anne Klauser
Zen in the Art of Writing
Ray Bradbury
Zen in the Art of Writing
Essays on Creativity Expanded Ray Bradbury
The Writer's Guide to Character Traits : Includes Profiles of Human Behaviors and Personality Types
Linda N. Edelstein

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