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Richard Starks is a former journalist, editor and publisher, and is now a full-time writer.

"I've written nine books so far, but sometimes feel I'm just getting started.

My latest book is a crime thriller, Money Doesn't Talk, It Kills (Prestwicke Publishing, 2014), which is now available as an ebook for Kindle and all other ereaders.

My other books include two more novels: a political thriller (published by PaperJacks Ltd.); and a financial thriller (published by McClelland and Stewart-Bantam Ltd.)

I've also written the novelization of a horror-movie script by the director David Cronenberg. And I've written for television.

My non-fiction books include a (fortunately short) economics book (published by Jame Lorimer & Co); and four book I've c
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Richard Starks Hi Norman. Thanks for the question. I'd be happy to adapt pretty much any Cronenberg film, but I don't think I'll get the opportunity to handle…moreHi Norman. Thanks for the question. I'd be happy to adapt pretty much any Cronenberg film, but I don't think I'll get the opportunity to handle another. I was asked to adapt The Brood in large part because, at the time, David Cronenberg and I shared the same literary agent in Toronto. If I had a choice, I think I'd like to adapt A History of Violence - directed by Cronenberg, but not written by him. (less)
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A complex but well-written expose of yet another way the major investment banks on Wall Street have been ripping off their customers. Highly recommended for anyone who invests, or who has a misplaced faith in the US markets.
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The author does a good job of retelling the familiar story of Kim Philby, one of Britain's most notorious spies (working for the Russians). In the process he recalls an era (not that long ago) when the UK (and particularly England) was run by a succe ...more
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This book has received a lot of accolades and deservedly so, mainly because of the courage and commitment of its author and his main source, Edward Snowden. It should be read by anyone concerned about the kind of invasive society we're letting our go ...more
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Nick Davies is the kind of investigative reporter we need, as he exposes the corrupt and cozy relationships that are all too prevalent among the press, the government and other 'authorities'. His (true) story is set in the UK, but since it's one of t ...more
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You need to have an interest in Africa to read this book as it's nearly 800 pages long; but it's an excellent read that covers all the main events in Africa's long and violent history.
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This thriller starts out extremely well, building two interesting characters on either side of a terrorist attempt to destroy America. Both of them are shown to be at the top of their game. Unfortunately the story slowly fades in the second half of t ...more
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