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David Pirie (born 16 December 1953 in Liverpool, England) is a screenwriter, film producer, film critic, and novelist.

As a screenwriter, Pirie has written numerous mysteries and horror-themed works, mostly for television, including recently the hit ITV series Murderland starring Robbie Coltrane (2009). He was nominated for a BAFTA for his adaptation of Wilkie Collins's The Woman in White (1997). He scripted two Sherlock Holmes TV-movies for BBC2, Murder Rooms (2000) and Murder Rooms: The Patient's Eyes (2001), and was credited as associate producer for both titles. He provided the script for the horror film, Element of Doubt (1996), and worked (uncredited) on the screenplay for Lars von Trier's Breaking the Waves (1996).

Pirie has written numerous film reviews for such publications as Sight and Sound and Monthly Film Bulletin. He was the Film Section editor of the London listings magazine Time Out. His first book, A Heritage of Horror: The English Gothic Cinema 1946 - 1972 (1973), was the first book-length survey of the British horror film, and is still considered the definitive study of that particular period. In it he analyzes the films of Hammer and Amicus, as well as other British horror phenomena, including the works of Michael Reeves as well as what Pirie referred to as Anglo-Amalgamated's "Sadean Trilogy", beginning with Horrors of the Black Museum in 1959. An updated version of Pirie's book, entitled A New Heritage of Horror: The English Gothic Cinema was published in 2008. Other film related works include The Vampire Cinema (1975) and Anatomy of the Movies (1981, as editor).

He has written several novels, including Mystery Story (1980), The Night Calls (2003), and The Dark Water: The Strange Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes (2006).
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Total Books: 28
The Night Calls
2008 - The Night Calls [Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes, Bk 2] (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781933648798
ISBN-10: 1933648791
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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A New Heritage of Horror The English Gothic Cinema Revised and Updated Edition
The Dark Water The Strange Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes
2007 - The Dark Water the Strange Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes (Paperback)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781933648590
ISBN-10: 1933648597
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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Patient's Eyes The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes
2007 - Patient's Eyes the Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9781933648439
ISBN-10: 1933648430
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 4/5 Stars.
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Dark Water The  The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes Murder Rooms 3
Patient's Eyes
2004 - Patient's Eyes (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780099478782
ISBN-10: 0099478781
Genre: Literature & Fiction
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The Patient's Eyes
2003 - The Patient's Eyes [A Dr. Doyle/Dr. Bell Mystery] (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover, Audio Cassette
ISBN-13: 9780312990985
ISBN-10: 0312990987
Genre: Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.
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The Patient's Eyes  The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes
The Patient's Eyes Murder Rooms The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes
The Vampire Cinema
1988 - The Vampire Cinema (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780517205914
ISBN-10: 0517205912
Genre: Humor & Entertainment
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Anatomy of the Movies
1984 - Anatomy of the Movies (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780025975408
ISBN-10: 0025975404
Genres: Reference, Humor & Entertainment, Engineering & Transportation
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Mystery Story
1980 - Mystery Story (Hardcover)
ISBN-13: 9780584311037
ISBN-10: 0584311036
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense
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A Heritage of Horror The English Gothic Cinema 1946-1972
1975 - A Heritage of Horror the English Gothic Cinema 1946-1972 (Paperback)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780380000692
ISBN-10: 0380000695
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Heritage of Horror
1973 - Heritage of Horror (Hardcover)Paperback
ISBN-13: 9780900406263
ISBN-10: 0900406267
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The Patient's Eyes The Dark Beginnings of Sherlock Holmes
How to Write Critical Essays A Guide for Students of Literature
Murder Rooms The Night Calls
Murder Rooms the Night Calls (Hardcover)Paperback, Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9780712670999
ISBN-10: 0712670998
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Golf for Seniors
Golf for Seniors (Hardcover)Hardcover
ISBN-13: 9781565541115
ISBN-10: 1565541111
Genre: Sports & Outdoors
  • Currently 3/5 Stars.
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Vampir-Filmkult Internat Geschichte d Vampirfilms von Stummfilm bis zum modernen Sex-Vampir