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Writing Mysteries

Writing Mysteries - 2nd edition

ISBN13: 978-1582971025

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ISBN13: 978-1582971025
ISBN10: 1582971021
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 02
Publisher: Writers Digest Books
Published: 2002
International: No

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Writing Mysteries - 2ND 02 edition

ISBN13: 978-1582971025

Sue Grafton

ISBN13: 978-1582971025
ISBN10: 1582971021
Cover type: Paperback
Edition/Copyright: 2ND 02
Publisher: Writers Digest Books

Published: 2002
International: No
Summary

Writing mystery fiction can be a special kind of puzzle. In this new edition of the Mystery Writers of America classic, Sue Grafton weaves the experience of today's top mystery authors into a comprehensive mystery writing "how-to."

You will learn how to piece a perfect mystery together and create realistic stories that are taut, immediate and fraught with tension.

The book's contributors include a "who's who" of the mystery writing elite:

Faye and Jonathan Kellerman on conducting accurate research

Michael Connelly on mastering characterization

Tony Hillerman on writing without an outline

Lawrence Block on overcoming writer's block

Sara Paretsky on creating successful series characters

Tess Gerritson on writing the medical thriller

Ann Rule on the art of writing true crime

And many more!


Author Bio

Grafton, Sue :

Sue Grafton entered the mystery field in 1982 with the publication of "A" Is for Alibi, which introduced female hard-boiled private investigator Kinsey Millhone. "B" Is for Burglar appeared in 1985, and since then she has published fourteen additional mysteries, her latest being "P" Is for Peril. She's received numerous awards, including the Shamus, the Anthony, the Macavity, the Doubleday Mystery Guild Award, the American Mystery Award, and the Ridley Award. She is currently at work on "Q" Is for Quarry. The estimated completion date for the series has been revised upward from 2008 to 2015.


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