This week’s blog by Charles Harris

How truth-telling in Chicago led to a unique new law

Darrell Cannon, tortured and framed by Chicago cops in 1983, talks to the press in January. The Chicago City Council voted May 6 to pay reparations to some of the roughly 120 victims of police commander Jon Burge and his “Midnight Crew” gang from 1972 to 1991. – Photo: Chicago Torture Justice Memorials - Truth and Torture in Chicago

On February 9th 1982, a man grabbed a Chicago policeman’s gun in the street and shot him and his partner dead.

A city-wide investigation led to the arrest of two brothers – Andrew and Jackie Wilson.

But then came a twist to the tale…

Read the full article here

Charles on The Breaking of Liam Glass

Charles’ interviews on TV and radio

Charles Harris’ books

The Breaking of Liam Glass front cover

Charles Harris’ satirical noir thriller The Breaking of Liam Glass has received five star reviews and hit the Amazon genre best-seller lists.

The novel has also been nominated for two awards – the Wishing Shelf book award for fiction and the 2018 Eyelands International Book Award.

“An intensely addictive page turner”Liz Barnsley –

Teach Yourself: Complete Screenwriting Course by award-winning writer-director Charles Harris

Teach Yourself: Complete Screenwriting Course takes you through the process of writing and editing from before you start to after you finish. It has reached the top two for TV Screenwriting books on Amazon and top five for cinema and sold over 6,000 copies in large format worldwide.

Recommended reading on MA courses.

Jaws in Space - Powerful Pitching for Film and TV Screenwriters - best selling book by Charles Harris

Jaws in Space: Powerful Pitching for Film and TV 

Filled with tips, tricks and industry information on pitching and selling screenplays for fiction and documentary, single dramas and series, Jaws in Space is an Amazon best-seller. Recommended on MA courses.

The Cupboard - seven unusual short stories and a novella by Charles Harris

The Cupboard – seven unusual short stories, plus bonus novella The Procedure

“Had me gripped” – Lyn Moffett
“Unique and fascinating” – Brian Moyo
“Constantly surprising” – Spiros Kagadis

Police Slang by Charles Harris

Police Slang

What the police really say. Funny and revealing. A stocking filler for your favourite crime reader or writer (or criminal!)


Contact Charles Harris

Ask questions especially if you have topics you’d like me to answer in the blog.
Join his mailing list for free articles on crime reading, writing and movies every Friday.

Comments are closed.