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How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries: The Art and Adventure of Sleuthing Through the Past
     

How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries: The Art and Adventure of Sleuthing Through the Past

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by Kathy Lynn Emerson
 

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The core of the book is Emerson's personal take on writing and selling historical mysteries, but it also includes contributions from over forty other historical mystery writers -practical advice, anecdotes, and suggestions for research-and input from assorted editors, booksellers, and reviewers. For both historical mystery writers and readers. This book embodies its

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The core of the book is Emerson's personal take on writing and selling historical mysteries, but it also includes contributions from over forty other historical mystery writers -practical advice, anecdotes, and suggestions for research-and input from assorted editors, booksellers, and reviewers. For both historical mystery writers and readers. This book embodies its subtitle: "The Art & Adventure of Sleuthing Through the Past." Veteran author Emerson published her first mystery twenty-three years ago, and this is her thirty-sixth published book. It draws on her experience in researching, writing, selling, and sustaining both her Lady Appleton series (Elizabethan England) and her Diana Spaulding series (1880s U.S.). This unique reference book also includes the contributions of more than forty other historical mystery writers. Their books' backgrounds and settings are as diverse as Ancient Egypt and Rome, antebellum New Orleans, early Constantinople, Jazz Age England and Australia, Depression-era California, turn-of-the-century New York, Victorian England, and eighteenth-century Venice

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ISBN-13:
9781564747082
Publisher:
Perseverance Press
Publication date:
10/01/2010
Sold by:
Barnes & Noble
Format:
NOOK Book
File size:
710 KB

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How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries: The Art and Adventure of Sleuthing Through the Past 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 3 reviews.
BookLoverInNeLA More than 1 year ago
I've only read three chapters of this book so far, but I've already learned some things that I haven't considered about writing historical fiction. Such as how far back in time would I need to write in order for the story to classify as a historical fiction? What is considered to be an alternate historical story? Basically, the writing of any story in which a significant event in history is altered by you, the writer. These are just some of the basics that I've learned and I look forward to reading the rest of the book. I would recommend this book as a basic beginner's guide to incorporating a mystery in a historical piece of fiction.
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