Re: RARA-AVIS: Crime writer's crimes?

From: Allan Guthrie (
Date: 29 Jun 2008

Lots of crime writers have done time, for one reason or another. One of those was Donald Goines, who was later shot to death. In Scotland, there's Jimmy Boyle and Hugh Collins, both convicted murderers. And then there's Krystian Bala...


----- Original Message ----- From: "m23to53" <> Subject: RARA-AVIS: Crime writer's crimes?

>I am in the middle of writing an article about a 1930s crime writer
> who ended up in court because he rewrote another author's book without
> permission. This has made me wonder about crime writers whose lives
> could have been a plot for one of their books - that is, are there any
> crime writers who were either the victims of serious crime - murder
> etc, or ended up in court accused of such a crime? Can anyone think of
> anyone?

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