Author: Jeffrey A. Cooper

What Makes a Good Heist Story?

I know you know this feeling. I scroll for hours through endless choices on any of the ninety-two different streaming services that I subscribe to since cutting the cord to save money on cable TV, which it doesn’t seem like I’m doing at all now. Most of my evening is spent looking for something interesting

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BOOK REVIEW: “Artemis” (2017) by Andy Weir

Andy Weir’s Artemis succeeds in telling a fast-paced, well-plotted tale, but this sci-fi heist story ultimately suffers from underdeveloped characters, unnecessary juvenile humor, and a largely absent antagonist. Artemis has a great hook; a heist caper set on a future lunar colony. We’re introduced to a plucky heroine named Jazz Bashara, 26, a Saudi Arabian

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MY TOP FIVE – HEIST / CAPER NOVEL ADAPTATIONS

Trying to pick my five favorite heist novel adaptations is like asking me to pick my five favorite Led Zeppelin songs. There are too many awesome choices, and several worthy inclusions will be left off the final list. (sorry, “Misty Mountain Hop”) There are great movie adaptations, (Rififi, notably) that came from a less-than-admired source

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Sketchy Types – The Author Blog for Jeffrey A. Cooper

This blog focuses on the crime genres of heists and capers. I love stories about the bad guy. The rebel. The non-conformist. The person that lives life on their own terms. That one who isn’t concerned about rules, laws, societal norms, social media postings or what you think about them, for that matter. I write

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Maybe I’ll Be a Writer

Like with any good crime fiction, a little background can be helpful.  Here’s mine. I was living with my sister outside of Washington, D.C. after my first marriage mercifully fizzled out after ten months of hijinks, low-blows, and bad tempers.   Having been fired from my job at an Alexandria, Virginia ad agency, my current employment

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