Elements of Writing Murder, Mystery & Suspense [NOOK Book]

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Here are the essentials for any crime genre writer, as offered by Gene Grossman, author of the popular 15-book series of Peter Sharp Legal Mysteries. Learn the inside tips used to create the mystery and suspense that will greatly improve your book. Discussed are various plot techniques including Proper Murder and the Ticking Clock. These tips can help any author in the genre.
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Overview

Here are the essentials for any crime genre writer, as offered by Gene Grossman, author of the popular 15-book series of Peter Sharp Legal Mysteries. Learn the inside tips used to create the mystery and suspense that will greatly improve your book. Discussed are various plot techniques including Proper Murder and the Ticking Clock. These tips can help any author in the genre.
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Product Details

  • BN ID: 2940011091353
  • Publisher: Magic Lamp Press
  • Publication date: 8/25/2010
  • Sold by: Smashwords
  • Format: eBook
  • Sales rank: 864,488
  • File size: 127 KB

Meet the Author

GENE GROSSMAN was born in Chicago, Illinois and raised in the North side neighborhood of Albany Park, where he attended Hibbard Elementary and Von Steuben High School.


He pursued majors in psychology, chemistry and mathematics at Wright Junior College, Roosevelt University and Illinois Institute of Technology - all the while working his way through high school and college by playing piano in clubs on Chicago's then-famous "Rush Street."


After moving to Southern California, he worked his way through law school playing piano and appeared as a musician in seven major motion pictures. While slowly building his law practice, Gene purchased a truckload of movie equipment he rented out to film production companies.


Always having been interested in boating, getting divorced prompted him to buy and move onto a 45-foot Chris Craft motor yacht in Marina del Rey California,.


Years later, while serving as navigator on a yacht delivery from the U.S. to Tortola, Gene wrote his first book, "Celestial Navigation for Dummies" (before the popular series of 'Dummies' books was created). He used his own production equipment to shoot a video on the subject Celestial Navigation - "Sextant Use and the Sun Noon Shot" and unintentionally started the nautical video industry in this country.


Over the next few years he followed that first title up with more than 50 other educational DVD titles, all displayed on his production company's website at MagicLampDVDs.com.


Having moved on from doing scripts for his video productions, Gene turned to writing fiction, and now spends most of his time in the marina on his new boat, where he created the 15-book series of 'Peter Sharp Legal Mysteries,' all now available both in print and as eBooks at Smashwords via LegalMystery.com


In addition to the 15 Peter Sharp novels, Gene compiled a group of fiction and non-fiction titles that he has either written or edited for others, plus some classic stories: the publishing company he formed (MagicLampPress.com) now has more than 60 books in print.


The Peter Sharp Legal Mystery Series


#1: Single Jeopardy


#2: ...By Reason of Sanity


#3: A Class Action


#4: Conspiracy of Innocence


#5: ...Until Proven Innocent


#6: The Common Law


#7: The Magician's Legacy


#8: The Reluctant Jurist


#9: The Final Case


#10: An Element of Peril


#11: A Good Alibi


#12: Legally Dead


#13: How to Rob a Bank


#14: Murder Under Way


#15: The Sherlock Holmes Caper


Gene is now working on writing the scripts for a 26-episode series of animated cartoons: the "Mister Pig Mysteries," soon to be syndicated internationally.


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