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Writers Who Killed People

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List RulesAll deaths are first-degree homicide, unless otherwise noted.

Fiction writers often dream up macabre and gruesome scenarios for their books and short stories. Likewise, journalists sometimes report on crimes of passion and other ghastly deeds. Every now and then, however, authors find themselves committing acts of murder in real life, rather than simply committing them to the page - joining the odd and often tragic ranks of authors who killed people.

From the famous celebrities that are household names to the lesser-known scribblers, all of these men and women can be counted as writers who killed people.

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