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The CS Detective: What Novels Inspired You?

 
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I like the snappy dialogue and funny names throughout your book (I downloaded the sample from NoStarch)! I like the hard-boiled style. What crime/detective novels inspired you when writing the book. Thank you!
 
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It actually wasn't a detective novel that served as inspiration for the tone and dialogue of the book. Believe it or not, I was inspired by the caricatures of detective stories that I saw in various kids shows, books, comics. etc. where the tone is a little over the top.
 
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Not Police Squad?
 
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No... But now I definitely need to watch that series.
 
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As for inspiring the general sense of humor, I definitely have to credit Terry Pratchett, Douglas Adams, and Ken Amdahl's There Are No Electrons.  The last one in particular was a major inspiration for how complex technical subjects could be conveyed using stories and humor.
 
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Jeremy Kubica wrote:No... But now I definitely need to watch that series.

I hope you will forgive me for making that suggestion
 
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