The Gist

Writing Cop Fiction in the Age of Black Lives Matter

Don Winslow on the deep research that goes into writing modern crime fiction.

Author Don Winslow.

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Crime writer Don Winslow says writing a novel about cops and cartels involves some pretty serious research. “In researching these books,” says Winslow, “I meet people. I’ve been to the funerals, talked to the cops. I’ve made the sympathy calls!” His newest book, about the NYPD, is The Force.

In the Spiel, Trump’s worst tweet yet! Oh boy.

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