Writing Mysteries: A Handbook by the Mystery Writers of America

Writing Mysteries: A Handbook by the Mystery Writers of America

by Sue Grafton

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Here's your ticket to the greatest mystery-writing workshop ever!

In this extraordinary compilation, more than three dozen members of the Mystery Writers of America share insights and advice that can help make your writing dreams a reality.

You'll learn how to:

   • Develop unique ideas
   • Construct an airtight plot packed with intrigue and suspense
   • Create compelling characters and atmospheric settings
   • Develop a writing style all your own
   • Write convincing dialogue
   • Choose the appropriate point of view
   • Work with an agent
   • Conduct accurate research
   • and much, much more!

You'll also find special guidelines for creating clues, dropping red herrings, and writing medical, legal, historical, true crime, and young adult mysteries. It's all the information you need to solve the mystery-writing riddle!

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781582976488
Publisher: Penguin Publishing Group
Publication date: 04/08/2002
Sold by: Penguin Group
Format: NOOK Book
Pages: 256
Sales rank: 599,532
File size: 618 KB

About the Author

Internationally bestselling author Sue Grafton (1940-2017) is recognized as one of the best modern mystery writers for the Alphabet series starring the indomitable private detective Kinsey Millhone. Originally a screenwriter, Grafton launched the Alphabet series in 1982 with A is for Alibi and continued it through Y is for Yesterday published in 2017. Her books have been published in 28 countries and have appeared on bestseller lists around the world.


Montecito, California and Louisville, Kentucky

Date of Birth:

April 24, 1940

Place of Birth:

Louisville, Kentucky


B.A. in English, University of Louisville, 1961

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