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David Barrie

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David Barrie is a crime writer who has lived in Paris for over twenty years. The city looms large in his NOIR CHIC crime novels. A sense of place has always been one of the foundations of quality crime fiction. Barrie's novels are true to the city in which they are set: stylish, sophisticated and crafted with an eye for the tiniest detail.As for Barrie's own take on what he does, here's an extract from a recent interview: "Crime fiction is a genre that has never turned its back on the simple pleasures of colourful characters and compelling plots. It's not ashamed to be entertaining, even while...

Mary L. Gray

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Mary L. Gray is a Senior Researcher at Microsoft Research and Fellow at Harvard University's Berkman Center for Internet and Society. She maintains an appointment as Associate Professor of the Media School, with affiliations in American Studies, Anthropology, and Gender Studies at Indiana University. Mary's research looks at how media access, material conditions, and everyday uses of technologies transform people's lives. Her most recent book, Out in the Country: Youth, Media, and Queer Visibility in Rural America (NYU Press) , looked at how young people in the rural United States use media to negotiate...