Crime and Thriller Writing

Crime and Thriller Writing: A Writers' & Artists' Companion is an essential guide to writing in these exciting genres.

Author: Michelle Spring

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781472529657

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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Crime and Thriller Writing: A Writers' & Artists' Companion is an essential guide to writing in these exciting genres. PART 1 explores the nature and history of the genre and helpsyou get started with ideas, planning and research. PART 2 includes tips by bestselling crime writers: Mark Billingham, S.J. Bolton, Alafair Burke, Lee Child, N. J. Cooper, Meg Gardiner, Tess Gerritsen, Sophie Hannah, Jim Kelly, Laura Lippman, Gayle Lynds, Alex McBride, Val McDermid, Dreda Say Mitchell, Sara Paretsky, Jill Paton Walsh, George Pelecanos, Ian Rankin, Peter Robinson, S. J. Rozan, Guy Saville, Yrsa Sigurðardóttir, Dana Stabenow, Andrew Taylor, Charles Todd and Laura Wilson. PART 3 contains practical advice--from shaping plots and exploring your characters to the meaning of writer's block, the power of the rewrite, and how to find an agent when your novel is complete.

The Arvon Book of Crime and Thriller Writing

This is the second book in the Arvon series of books on writing.

Author: Michelle Spring

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781408166161

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 304

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This is the second book in the Arvon series of books on writing. Written by two distinguished writers in the field, Michelle Spring and Laurie R. King, the book reveals, with riveting honesty, why and how authors are drawn to write about crime. The book also features fascinating insights from twenty-six top crime-writing guests. The Arvon Book of Crime and Thriller Writing is a detailed, practical guide to writing every kind of crime story, from classic whodunits to fast-paced thrillers. The book's objective is to bring together some of the lessons and insights that the authors and contributors have learned over their careers, to help the readers to free their creative minds, while also studying the solid technique behind writing in this genre. The Arvon Book of Crime Writing captures the essence of Arvon teaching into a practical handbook for writers, packed with tips and advice from leading novelists as well reflections on the genre itself and practical instruction on great storytelling. The Arvon Foundation runs professional writing courses by published writers and provides expert tuition and creative support. Contributors from leading crime writers include: Lee Child, P.D James, and Ian Rankin. The Arvon Book of Crime Writing is divided into three sections: Part 1 - Essays on critical issues in the genre, Part 2: Guest Writers - 25 contributors offering advice and tips Part 3: How To Write Crime.

Crooked Holster

Loitering with devious intent and unexpected twists from the finest team, this edition of Crooked Holster will leave you wondering who you can trust.

Author: Sandra Kohls

Publisher: Createspace Independent Publishing Platform

ISBN: 1539979423

Category:

Page: 142

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Dip into a deadly bath, lurk in a dark Glasgow alley, solve a puzzle in a dark railway station bar. In this third volume of Crooked Holster, the stories and poems travel from Australia to America, from Switzerland to Scotland with many treacherous detours along the way. With a foreword from Andrew Taylor, award-winning crime and historical author of The Ashes of London, The American Boy and the Lydmouth series, the Crooked Holster series continues to showcase the very best in emerging crime and thriller writing. Troublesome tourists, bloody witnesses and untrustworthy servants mingle with hard-boiled detectives and betrayed - or betraying - spouses. Loitering with devious intent and unexpected twists from the finest team, this edition of Crooked Holster will leave you wondering who you can trust.

Writing Crime Suspense Fiction and Getting Published

Analyzes the elements of a good crime story or suspense novel and outlines the creation process from developing an idea to presenting the finished work to a publisher

Author: Lesley Grant-Adamson

Publisher: Teach Yourself

ISBN: 0844231053

Category: Reference

Page: 164

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Analyzes the elements of a good crime story or suspense novel and outlines the creation process from developing an idea to presenting the finished work to a publisher

Women Crime Writers Four Suspense Novels of the 1940s

Edited by The Real Lolita author Sarah Weinman, this collection gathers four classic crime novels from the 1940s: Vera Caspary’s famous career girl mystery, Laura; Helen Eustis’s intricate academic thriller, The Horizontal Man; Dorothy ...

Author: Sarah Weinman

Publisher: Library of America

ISBN: 9781598534566

Category: Fiction

Page: 848

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The Library of America and editor Sarah Weinman redefine the classic era of American crime fiction with a landmark collection of four brilliant novels by the female pioneers of the genre, the women who paved the way for Gillian Flynn, Tana French, and Lisa Scottoline. Though women crime and suspense writers dominate today’s bestseller lists, the extraordinary work of the mid-century pioneers of the genre is largely unknown. Turning in many cases from the mean streets of the hardboiled school to explore the anxieties and terrors lurking in everyday life, these groundbreaking novelists found the roots of fear and violence in a quiet suburban neighborhood, on a college campus, or in a comfortable midtown hotel. Their work, influential in its day and still vibrant and extraordinarily riveting today, is long overdue for rediscovery. This volume, the first of a two-volume collector’s set, gathers four classic works that together reveal the vital and unacknowledged lineage to today’s leading crime writers. From the 1940s here are Vera Caspary’s famous career girl mystery Laura, Helen Eustis’s intricate academic thriller The Horizontal Man, Dorothy B. Hughes’s In a Lonely Place, the terrifyingly intimate portrait of a serial killer, and Elizabeth Sanxay Holding’s The Blank Wall, in which a wife in wartime is forced to take extreme measures when her family is threatened. From the Hardcover edition.

Southern Cross Crime

This is not a dry as dust tome - the writer's encyclopaedic knowledge is carried lightly... a box of the finest literary chocolates' - Renée Taylor, 2018 recipient of the Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement in Fiction 'A ...

Author: Craig Sisterson

Publisher: Oldcastle Books Ltd

ISBN: 9780857304018

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 256

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Australian and New Zealand crime and thriller writing - collectively referred to as Southern Cross Crime - is booming globally, with antipodean authors regularly featuring on awards and bestseller lists, such as Eleanor Catton's Booker Prize winning The Luminaries and Jane Harper's big commercial hit, The Dry, winner of the CWA Gold Dagger Award. Hailing from two sparsely populated nations on the far edge of the former Empire - neighbours that are siblings in spirit, vastly different in landscape - Australian and New Zealand crime writers offer readers a blend of exotic and familiar, seasoned by distinctive senses of place, outlook, and humour, and roots that trace to the earliest days of our genre. Southern Cross Crime is the first comprehensive guide to modern crime writing from "Down Under". From coastal cities to the outback, leading critic Craig Sisterson showcases key titles from over 250 storytellers, plus screen dramas ranging from Mystery Road to Top of the Lake. Fascinating insights are added through in-depth interviews with some of the prime suspects who paved the way or instigated the global boom, including Michael Robotham, Paul Cleave, Emma Viskic, Paul Thomas, Candice Fox, and Garry Disher. 'Southern Cross Crime is informative, knowledgeable, wide ranging. If you have any ideas about writing a crime novel you need to read it, if you enjoy reading crime novels, you need to read it, if you simply love reading, you need to read it. This is not a dry as dust tome - the writer's encyclopaedic knowledge is carried lightly... a box of the finest literary chocolates' - Renée Taylor, 2018 recipient of the Prime Minister's Award for Literary Achievement in Fiction 'A valuable and illuminative resource for crime fiction fans everywhere' - Book'd Out

Twentieth century Crime and Mystery Writers

Author: Gerald Siegal

Publisher: Chicago : St. James Press

ISBN: UOM:39015031788394

Category: American fiction

Page: 1294

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**** Cited in Sheehy and BCL3. The foremost reference in the field, completely revised and updated, and now covering about 600 authors, mainly English-language writers whose work appeared during or since the time of Conan Doyle. The entry for each writer consists of a biography, a bibliography, and a signed critical essay. Living authors were invited to add a comment on their work; many of them accepted, and their remarks are both entertaining and enlightening. Annotation copyrighted by Book News, Inc., Portland, OR

Howdunit A Masterclass in Crime Writing by Members of the Detection Club

Nominated for the 2021 Edgar Allen Poe Award for Best Critical/Biographical book. Ninety crime writers from the world’s oldest and most famous crime writing network give tips and insights into successful crime and thriller fiction.

Author: Martin Edwards

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 9780008380144

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 544

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Ninety crime writers from the world’s oldest and most famous crime writing network give tips and insights into successful crime and thriller fiction.

British Crime Writing I Z

There are longer discursive essays on key themes including 'Social comment in crime fiction' and 'Crime fiction and sexuality'."--Publisher's description.

Author: Barry Forshaw

Publisher:

ISBN: 1846450314

Category: Authors, English

Page: 867

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This is a substantial, wide-ranging A-Z reference of British crime writing - including crime fiction, true and historical crime. From Sherlock Holmes to Inspector Morse, via Father Brown, Miss Marple and the Sweeney, British crime writing has thrilled the world. Here, for the first time, is a comprehensive, in-depth A-Z encyclopedia to cover the astonishing riches of the whole tradition. Classic authors of the Golden Age of British Crime, such as Margery Allingham and Agatha Christie, rub shoulders with hot new writers like Martina Cole and Christopher Brookmyre, and established stars mingle with the most promising tyros. The great detectives who solve the elegant riddles of country house murders feature alongside the rawest recruits on the mean streets of Edinburgh, gangland London - and Aberystwyth.In addition, there are articles on all sub-genres of British crime writing - thrillers, espionage, historical crime, clerical crime, crime in academe, noir (and tart noir), literary crime and true crime. Key British film and TV film scripts are also included, and entries on specific subjects are complemented by essays on key themes such as 'Crime Fiction and Sexuality' and 'Social Comment in Crime Fiction'. As an extra treat, many of the articles are written by the crime writers themselves, such as Val McDermid, Lauren Henderson and Laura Wilson. This title exerts strong popular appeal to a general readership; it uniquely combines both historical and fictional crime; and is the most substantial reference resource on the subject

Modern Crime and Suspense Writers

Theme , plot , writing are obvious , yet compelling Robin Winks , " Mysteries , ”
New Republic , 13 December 1980 , p . 40 KEN TUCKER Elmore Leonard strikes
me as being the finest thriller writer alive primarily because he does his best to ...

Author: Harold Bloom

Publisher: Chelsea House Pub

ISBN: STANFORD:36105010528995

Category: Detective and mystery stories, American

Page: 186

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Provides brief biographies, critical extracts, and bibliographies for thirteen modern crime and suspense writers

British Crime Writing A H

There are longer discursive essays on key themes including 'Social comment in crime fiction' and 'Crime fiction and sexuality'."--Publisher's description.

Author: Barry Forshaw

Publisher:

ISBN: 1846450306

Category: Authors, English

Page: 867

View: 920

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This is a substantial, wide-ranging A-Z reference of British crime writing - including crime fiction, true and historical crime. From Sherlock Holmes to Inspector Morse, via Father Brown, Miss Marple and the Sweeney, British crime writing has thrilled the world. Here, for the first time, is a comprehensive, in-depth A-Z encyclopedia to cover the astonishing riches of the whole tradition. Classic authors of the Golden Age of British Crime, such as Margery Allingham and Agatha Christie, rub shoulders with hot new writers like Martina Cole and Christopher Brookmyre, and established stars mingle with the most promising tyros. The great detectives who solve the elegant riddles of country house murders feature alongside the rawest recruits on the mean streets of Edinburgh, gangland London - and Aberystwyth.In addition, there are articles on all sub-genres of British crime writing - thrillers, espionage, historical crime, clerical crime, crime in academe, noir (and tart noir), literary crime and true crime. Key British film and TV film scripts are also included, and entries on specific subjects are complemented by essays on key themes such as 'Crime Fiction and Sexuality' and 'Social Comment in Crime Fiction'. As an extra treat, many of the articles are written by the crime writers themselves, such as Val McDermid, Lauren Henderson and Laura Wilson. This title exerts strong popular appeal to a general readership; it uniquely combines both historical and fictional crime; and is the most substantial reference resource on the subject

The Foreign in International Crime Fiction

Reading texts from across the world, this book examines the depiction of ‘the foreigner' in popular 20th and 21st century crime writing.

Author: Jean Anderson

Publisher: A&C Black

ISBN: 9781441128171

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 256

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Reading texts from across the world, this book examines the depiction of ‘the foreigner' in popular 20th and 21st century crime writing.

Crime Fiction

Since the mid-19th century crime fiction has been one of the most popular sub-genres of the novel. In this Very Short Introduction, Richard Bradford explores its origins and the features that define its varied style.

Author: Richard Bradford

Publisher: Oxford University Press, USA

ISBN: 9780199658787

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 144

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"Tells the story of the developing genre of crime fiction, from its 18th century origins in Britain to its contemporary international scope. Ranging from drawing-room murder mysteries to spy fiction, legal dramas, and thrillers, Bradford explores the conventions of the genre, and considers how crime writers have worked to escape the limitations it places on them."--Front flap.

A Justice Gone Wrong

Jot down your best ideas and inspiration, plan, structure, and productively write your novel, screenplay, script or play by using this unique writer's workbook.

Author: Studio S

Publisher:

ISBN: 1704809118

Category:

Page: 102

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Jot down your best ideas and inspiration, plan, structure, and productively write your novel, screenplay, script or play by using this unique writer's workbook. Professionally designed in order to help you to enter your creative zone easily, and fill your mind and spirit with endless ideas and inspiration. 6"x9" Notebook with 100 Lined Pages, specially designed for writers, playwrights, and novelists. Printed on high-quality bright-white thick 55lbs paper stock to minimize ink bleeds. With a soft premium matte finish cover design. Ideal for easy portability.Write Your Own True Crime, Thriller and Horror Story, Novel, Screenplay, Script or Play, Jot Down Your Ideas and Let Your Creativity and Inspiration Flow. I really hope you will enjoy this notebook, and I wish you the most fluent, creative, productive and successful writing journey. Enjoy!

Midnight in the Graveyard

Jot down your best ideas and inspiration, plan, structure, and productively write your novel, screenplay, script or play by using this unique writer's workbook.

Author: Studio S

Publisher:

ISBN: 1704808294

Category:

Page: 102

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Jot down your best ideas and inspiration, plan, structure, and productively write your novel, screenplay, script or play by using this unique writer's workbook. Professionally designed in order to help you to enter your creative zone easily, and fill your mind and spirit with endless ideas and inspiration. 6"x9" Notebook with 100 Lined Pages, specially designed for writers, playwrights, and novelists. Printed on high-quality bright-white thick 55lbs paper stock to minimize ink bleeds. With a soft premium matte finish cover design. Ideal for easy portability.Write Your Own True Crime, Thriller and Horror Story, Novel, Screenplay, Script or Play, Jot Down Your Ideas and Let Your Creativity and Inspiration Flow. I really hope you will enjoy this notebook, and I wish you the most fluent, creative, productive and successful writing journey. Enjoy!

How To Write Crime Fiction

This book provides a comprehensive overview of all the different kinds of crime fiction, with examples from successful contemporary writers in each of the different genres, and clear explanations and exercises to help the beginning writer ...

Author: Sarah Williams

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781845285906

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 176

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This book provides a comprehensive overview of all the different kinds of crime fiction, with examples from successful contemporary writers in each of the different genres, and clear explanations and exercises to help the beginning writer hone their craft, and discover the kind of crime fiction, the plots, the themes, the language, that work best for them.

Fair Warning

THIS IS CONNELLY AT THE PEAK OF HIS POWERS' MAIL ON SUNDAY * * * * Jack McEvoy is a reporter with a track record in finding killers. But he's never been accused of being one himself. Jack went on one date with Tina Portrero.

Author: Michael Connelly

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781409199106

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

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HOW DO YOU FIND A KILLER WHO KNOWS EVERYTHING ABOUT YOU? THE INSTANT NUMBER ONE BESTSELLER 'AS EXCITING AS ANYTHING CONNELLY HAS WRITTEN' THE TIMES 'UTTERLY COMPELLING ... THIS IS CONNELLY AT THE PEAK OF HIS POWERS' MAIL ON SUNDAY * * * * Jack McEvoy is a reporter with a track record in finding killers. But he's never been accused of being one himself. Jack went on one date with Tina Portrero. The next thing he knows, the police are at his house telling Jack he's a suspect in her murder. Maybe it's because he doesn't like being accused of a crime he didn't commit. Or maybe it's because the method of her murder is so chilling that he can't get it out of his head. But as he uses his journalistic skills to open doors closed to the police, Jack walks a thin line between suspect and detective - between investigation and obsession - on the trail of a killer who knows his victims better than they know themselves... Riveting, original and terrifying - this masterpiece from Michael Connelly is the best thriller you will read this summer. * * * * * CRIME DOESN'T COME BETTER THAN CONNELLY. 'One of the very best writers working today in any genre' Sunday Telegraph 'The pre-eminent detective novelist of his generation' Ian Rankin 'Crime thriller writing of the highest order' Guardian 'A superb natural storyteller' Lee Child 'A master' Stephen King 'A genius' Independent on Sunday 'America's greatest living crime writer' Daily Express 'No one writes a better modern thriller than Connelly' Evening Standard

British Mystery and Thriller Writers Since 1960

Detecting Women : A Reader ' s Guide and Checklist for Mystery Series Written
by Women . Dearborn , Mich . : Purple Moon , 1996 . Henderson , Lesley , ed .
Twentieth Century Crime and Mystery Writers . London : St . James Press , 1991 .

Author: Gale Cengage

Publisher: Gale / Cengage Learning

ISBN: STANFORD:36105026550876

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 424

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Spans much of the modern history of the mystery genre and, along with it, many of the political and social changes from the classical detective story, the World War II spy story, and the Cold War thriller to postmodern detective and spy adventures and the politics of terrorism and confrontation of the twenty-first century.