Re: RARA-AVIS: Gold Medal: Lament for a Virgin

From: Rene Ribic (
Date: 09 Aug 2002

> Mark,
> Re your question below:
> > I'm fascinated by cases of fact following fiction
> > (as in the bank
> > robberies following the model of Loophole). Are
> > there others that
> > copied crime novels?
> There was apparently a serial killer who used the same
> method to troll for victims as the villain in Patrica
> Cornwell's POSTMORTEM. This reportedly upset the
> author very much, which is supposedly one of the
> reasons she's said to be shy about making public
> appearances.
> After the bank robbery/North Hollywood shootout of
> some years back, there was speculation that the
> robbers may have been inspired by the bank robbery
> scene from Michael Mann's film HEAT. Whether or not
> that was ever confirmed I can't say for sure.

I vaguely recall discussion in this forum about a robbery committed in France that was closely based, IIRC, on a Lionel White novel. Does anyone recall more details? I would think that Etienne, if he's
"listening" might know more about it.


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