By Kate Gavino

Is there a point where the editor edits too much that it ceases to be the work of its author?

The answer to that question may make a good plot for a literary-themed crime novel.

Though crime novels are coming under fire now that crime itself is on its way out in the big bad city.

Good thing you can still turn to the movies to see some good examples of breaking and entering.

But just be careful since you don't want to end up with a lousy obituary.

Maybe you could hire Ben Marcus, whose literary star is on fire right now.

At the very least, you'll never be as ill-remembered as Lana del Ray is right now.

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