A writer of detective stories or thrillers.
- In crime writer Ian Rankin's thriller, ‘Witch Hunt’, an investigator called Michael Barclay does not think of himself as a spy.
- He is considered a crime writer's crime writer.
- The UK crime writer Ruth Rendell and the consultant gynaecologist Harry Gordon at first seem to have little in common.
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Syllabification: crime writ·er
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