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06/20/2013 03:41 pm ET

Jeffery Deaver Why New York City Is The Crime Novel Capital

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Bestselling thriller writer Jeffery Deaver has set many of his 30 novels in New York City, including his most recent, "The Kill Room," which stars Lincoln Rhyme, Deaver's star quadriplegic detective. As Deaver says, "New York is a cornucopia of crime," with its corrupt bankers, vicious lawyers, crooked politicians, stalwart cops, mobsters, hustlers, hapless terrorists and "notable crazies." But this rich criminal milieu isn't the only thing that drives novelists to set their crime stories in the city that never sleeps: Read on for Deaver's top five reasons New York is the ideal setting for crime fiction.

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