Crime writing does pay

The road from video clerk to hotshot novelist is a long one. But with his book coming to the big screen as a new Ben Affleck film, Chuck Hogan is enjoying every twist and turn.

(Suzanne Kreiter/Globe staff)
By Joseph P. Kahn
Globe Staff / September 14, 2010

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S HARON — Growing up in Canton, Chuck Hogan dreamed of becoming a novelist or filmmaker someday. For years, though, that goal seemed as fanciful, maybe even as twisted, as the crime novels and caper movies he devoured. With no connection to the creative world — his father was a utility company executive — and no game plan for conquering ... (Full article: 1165 words)

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