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How to write a mystery : a handbook from Mystery Writers of America / edited by Lee Child with Laurie R. King.

Child, Lee, (editor.). King, Laurie R., (editor.). Mystery Writers of America, (sponsoring body.).

Available copies

  • 10 of 11 copies available at Evergreen Indiana.

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Record details

  • ISBN: 9781982149437
  • ISBN: 1982149434
  • Physical Description: ix, 326 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
  • Edition: First Scribner hardcover edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Scribner, 2021.

Content descriptions

General Note:
Includes index.
Formatted Contents Note:
Introduction / by Lee Child -- The rules and genres. The rules and when to break them / Neil Nyren ; Carolyn Hart ; Keeping it thrilling / Meg Gardiner ; Beth Amos ; Insider, outsider: the amateur sleuth / Naomi Hirahara ; Lindsey Davis ; Finding Lou: the police procedural / Rachel Howzell Hall ; Linwood Barclay ; The mindset of darkness: writing noir / Alex Segura ; Hank Phillippi Ryan ; Crossing the genres / Charlaine Harris ; Kate White ; The historical mystery / Jacqueline Winspear ; Suzanne Chazin ; The medical thriller / Tess Gerritsen ; Gigi Pandian ; Researching the spy thriller / Gayle Lynds ; Stephanie Kane -- Other mysteries. Mysteries for children: an introduction / Susan Vaught ; S. M. Surrisi ; Unleash your inner child ; Chris Grabenstein ; Elizabeth Sims ; The young adult mystery / Kelley Armstrong ; Pat Gallant Weich ; Graphic novels / Dale W. Berry and Gary Phillips ; Dag Öhrlund ; The short mystery / Art Taylor ; Charles Salzberg ; Ten stupid questions about true crime / Daniel Stashower ; Carold Buggé -- The writing. On style / Lyndsay Faye ; Steve Hockensmith ; Always outline! / Jeffery Deaver ; Rob Hart ; Hallie Ephron ; Never outline! / Lee Child ; Shelly Frome ; The art of the rewrite / Laurie R. King ; Rae Franklin James ; Leslie Budewitz ; Plot and the bones of a mystery / Deborah Crombie ; Tim Maleeny ; Robert Lopresti ; Diversity in crime fiction / Frankie Y. Bailey ; Elaine Viets ; The protagonist / Allison Brennan ; Stephanie Kay Bendel ; The villain of the piece / T. Jefferson Parker ; Kris Neri ; Supporting characters / Craig Johnson ; Gay Toltl Kinman ; Writing the talk / Greg Herren ; Bradley Harper ; Stephen Ross ; Setting / William Kent Krueger ; Thomas B. Sawyer ; Humor in crime fiction / Catriona McPherson ; James W. Ziskin ; Writing in partnership / Caroline & Charles Todd ; Bradley Harper ; Tie-ins and continuing a character / Max Allan Collins ; Hal Bodner -- After the writing. Secrets of a book critic / Oline H. Cogdill ; Marilyn Stasio ; Self-publishing / Liliana Hart ; Nancy J. Cohen ; Authors online / Maddee James ; Mysti Berry ; Building your community / Louise Penny ; Bev Vincent ; Legal considerations / Daniel Steven.
Summary, etc.:
From some of the most successful mystery writers in the business, an invaluable guide to crafting mysteries, from character development and plot to procedurals and thrillers.
Subject: Detective and mystery stories > Authorship.
Detective and mystery stories > Technique.
Genre: Handbooks and manuals.

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