Florida Crime Writers

That said, you've got to have a good plot—especially in the mystery genre, so I pay a lot of attention to it as well. How do you go about developing ... Genre classifications help readers find what they're looking 120 FLORIDA CRIME WRITERS.

Author: Steve Glassman

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 9780786480685

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 250

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This book examines 24 crime novelists who set their work in the Sunshine State. From James W. Hall’s Under Cover of Daylight in the Florida Keys, to Barbara Parker’s Suspicion of Betrayal in Miami to Tim Dorsey’s Florida Roadkill at Cape Canaveral and Tampa, these writers and their works span all of Florida’s 67 counties. A biographical sketch of each author precedes an interview by a critic who has immersed him- or herself in the novelist’s works, producing interview-essays of noteworthy perception and insight.

100 American Crime Writers

For his efforts, Collins has twice won the Private Eye Writers of America's Shamus Award for Best Hardcover Novel for True ... J. Kingston Pierce Condon, Richard (1915–96) A prolific crime writer of satirical political Collins, ...

Author: Steven Powell

Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan

ISBN: 9780230525375

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 373

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From Edgar Allan Poe to James Ellroy, crime writers have provided some of the most popular, controversial, acclaimed and disturbing works in American literature. 100 American Crime Writers provides critical biographies of some of the greatest and most important crime writers in American history. Both an important scholarly work and an enjoyable read accessible to a wider audience, this addition in Palgrave's Crime Files series includes discussion of the lives of key crime writers, as well as analysis of the full breadth and scope of the genre - from John Dickson Carr's Golden Age detective stories to Raymond Chandler's hardboiled Philip Marlowe novels, Ed McBain's 87th Precinct police procedurals to Megan Abbott's modern day reimagining of the femme fatale. Drawing on some of the best and most recent scholarship in the field, all of the key writers and themes of the genre are discussed in this comprehensive study of one of the most fascinating and popular of literary genres.

True Crime Writers Anthology Volume One

TRUE CRIME WRITER'S ANTHOLOGY Three True Crime Titles NO ANGELS SMOOTH TALKER ROUGH TRADE by STEVE JACKSON WildBluePress.com Some names have been altered. True Crime Writer's Anthology: Volume. Front Cover.

Author: Steve Jackson

Publisher: WildBlue Press

ISBN: 9781952225451

Category: True Crime

Page: 727

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Three gripping true crime classics in one volume, from the New York Times–bestselling author. From the acclaimed journalist and author, three chilling tales of depravity, death, and detective work including: NO ANGELS Late one night in 1997, fourteen-year-old Brandy DuVall waited at a bus stop in the Denver area when, for reasons that are still a mystery, she got into a car with several young men. The consequence was an unimaginable nightmare of torture, rape, and murder at the hands of a vicious Denver street gang. The crime, investigation, and subsequent court cases—including four murder trials and two death penalty hearings—tore apart families, and affected all who were caught up in the brutal crime and its aftermath. SMOOTH TALKER As seen on Investigation Discovery’s Epic Mysteries series Anita Andrews was found in her own bar, stabbed to death in a bloody frenzy. She'd last been seen alive talking to a customer, a drifter playing cards and flirting with her. A month later, Michele Wallace was driving near Crested Butte, Colorado, when she gave two stranded motorists a ride. She was never seen alive again. Fourteen years later, Charlotte Sauerwin, engaged to be married, met a smooth-talking man at a Laundromat in Livingston Parish, Louisiana. The next evening, her body was found in the woods. The three murders would remain unsolved until a rookie Gunnison County sheriff’s investigator named Kathy Young began investigating . . . ROUGH TRADE On a morning in May 1997, a couple on their way to work spotted a man dragging a woman’s body up a trail. The subsequent investigation into the death of young streetwalker Anita Paley would lead from that idyllic spot to the seamy underbelly of Denver and a world of prostitution, drug dealers, and violent criminals. This is the story of two people from that world whose paths crossed first on the streets and then at a murder trial: Robert Riggan, a violent sexual predator, and Joanne Cordova, a former cop-turned-prostitute, who risked her life to testify.

Mystery Writers of America Presents Vengeance

Janice Law is a novelist who frequently commits short mystery stories. Her first novel, “The Big Payoff,” was nominated for an Edgar, and her stories have been reprinted in The Best American Mystery Stories, The World's Finest Mystery ...

Author: Mystery Writers of America, Inc.

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316201872

Category: Fiction

Page: 400

View: 151


When a different kind of justice is needed -- swift, effective, and personal -- a new type of avenger must take action. Vengeance features new stories by bestselling crime writers including Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane, and Karin Slaughter, as well as some of today's brightest rising talents. The heroes in these stories include a cop who's seen too much, a woman who has been pushed too far, or just an ordinary person doing what the law will not. Some call them vigilantes, others claim they are just another brand of criminal. Edited and with an introduction by Lee Child, these stories reveal the shocking consequences when men and women take the law into their own hands.

Mystery Writers of America Presents The Blue Religion

New Stories about Cops, Criminals, and the Chase Mystery Writers of America, Inc. Michael Connelly. winner of its Edgar Award for best short story. He received the MWA's Grand Master Award in 2001. He has been a guest of honor at ...

Author: Mystery Writers of America, Inc.

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780316032018

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 897


Taking us from smoggy Los Angeles to the woods of Idaho, from Hawaii at the turn of the twentieth century to the post-Civil War frontier, these riveting stories trace the perils and occasional triumphs of lawmen and women who put themselves in harm's way to face down the bad guys. Some of them even walk the edge of becoming bad guys themselves. In T. Jefferson Parker's "Skinhead Central," an ex-cop and his wife find unexpected menace in the idyllic setting they have chosen for their retirement. In Alafair Burke's "Winning," a female officer who is attacked in the line of duty must protect her own husband from his worst impulses. In Michael Connelly's "Father's Day", Harry Bosch faces one of his most emotionally trying cases, investigating a young boy's death. These are hard-hitting, thrilling, and utterly unforgettable stories, from some of the best writers in the mystery world.

British Women Mystery Writers

But also because, although I dislike the pretentiousness of those crime writers who say they write in the hope of ... our readers and earning a living while we do it, I do nonetheless think that all good crime novels have a subtext.

Author: Mary Hadley

Publisher: McFarland

ISBN: 078648361X

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 208

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Many aspects of British detective fiction are intriguingly different from the American detective fiction. And, confusingly, many of the British women detectives who have made it to American television are far from typical of the latest women detectives. This work is a study of British detective fiction with female protagonists written by women. Authors included are P.D. James, Jennie Melville, Liza Cody, Val McDermid, Joan Smith and Susan Moody. Special attention is paid to the evolution of the British female sleuth from the 1960s to the year 2000, particularly the 1980s, and how this shaped and altered detective fiction. Also discussed is the effect of the British judicial system and gun laws on detective fiction and real life, the types of crimes women detectives usually investigate, why certain directions have been taken and which ones may be taken in the future, issues being raised by the authors, and new women authors of detective fiction with female protagonists.

The Mystery Readers Advisory

RESOURCES : IT'S WHO , NOT WHAT , YOU KNOW Mystery Writers of America is a " nonprofit professional organization of mystery and crime writers in all categories : fiction , including adult novels , short stories , and YA and juvenile ...

Author: John Charles

Publisher: American Library Association

ISBN: 083890811X

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 227

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Three librarians from Scottsdale, Arizona provide library staff with an introduction to the mystery genre and offer tips and techniques for providing advice to mystery readers in the library. They include some of their own bibliographies, but refer readers elsewhere for fuller ones. They also include a brief history of the genre to pass on to readers new to it.

Mystery Writers of America Presents The Rich and the Dead

is an honor and a pleasure to have been chosen as the editor of the 2011 Mystery Writers of America annual anthology. ... are in the finest tradition of the mysteries and crime stories that have appeared in this volume over the years.

Author: Mystery Writers of America, Inc.

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9780446574891

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

View: 404


Selected by Nelson DeMille, a collection of mystery/thriller short stories focused on the wealthy upper echelons from some of today's top writers. The truly wealthy live in another world. From their multi-national businesses to their palatial mansions to their exotic vacations at glamorous places all around the world, they do everything in a big way. And sometimes, that even includes crime. In this anthology, you'll read about a wealthy writer who plots murder his hopeless agent, an aging actress who clings to her past of wealth and fame, and a spoiled rich boy who steps into dangerous territory with his mean antics, among others. The Rich and the Dead features mystery and crime stories set among the upper crust of society, going behind the scenes of the lifestyles of the two percent of the world that controls sixty percent of its riches--and just how far they'll go to stay on top.

Italian Crime Fiction

The editor and contributors of this volume argue strongly in favour of reinstating crime fiction within the canon of Italian modern literature by presenting this once marginalised literary genre as a body of works which, when viewed without ...

Author: Giulana Pieri

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 9781783164813

Category: Literary Criticism


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The present volume is the first study in the English language to focus specifically on Italian crime fiction, weaving together a historical perspective and a thematic approach, with a particular focus on the representation of space, especially city space, gender, and the tradition of impegno, the social and political engagement which characterised the Italian cultural and literary scene in the postwar period. The 8 chapters in this volume explore the distinctive features of the Italian tradition from the 1930s to the present, by focusing on a wide range of detective and crime novels by selected Italian writers, some of whom have an established international reputation, such as C. E. Gadda, L. Sciascia and U. Eco, whilst others may be relatively unknown, such as the new generation of crime writers of the Bologna school and Italian women crime writers. Each chapter examines a specific period, movement or group of writers, as well as engaging with broader debates over the contribution crime fiction makes more generally to contemporary Italian and European culture. The editor and contributors of this volume argue strongly in favour of reinstating crime fiction within the canon of Italian modern literature by presenting this once marginalised literary genre as a body of works which, when viewed without the artificial distinction between high and popular literature, shows a remarkable insight into Italy’s postwar history, tracking its societal and political troubles and changes as well as often also engaging with metaphorical and philosophical notions of right or wrong, evil, redemption, and the search of the self.

The Mystery Writers of America Cookbook

But the murder weapon of choice for the best-selling novelist and crime writer of all time was poison. In over half of her sixtysix novels (which have sold roughly four billion copies), one or more victims is poisoned.

Author: Kate White

Publisher: Quirk Books

ISBN: 9781594747779

Category: Cooking

Page: 176

View: 196


Hard-boiled breakfasts, thrilling entrees, cozy desserts, and more—this illustrated cookbook features more than 100 recipes from legendary mystery authors. Whether you're planning a sinister dinner party or whipping up some comfort food perfect for a day of writing, you'll find plenty to savor in this cunning collection. Full-color photography is featured throughout, along with mischievous sidebars revealing the links between food and foul play. Recipes include: Mary Higgins Clark’s Celebratory Giants Game Night Chili Harlan Coben’s Myron’s Crabmeat Dip Nelson DeMille’s Male Chauvinist Pigs in a Blanket Lee Child’s Coffee, Pot of One Gillian Flynn’s Beef Skillet Fiesta Sue Grafton’s Kinsey Millhone’s Famous Peanut Butter and Pickle Sandwich Charlaine Harris’s Very Unsophisticated Supper Dip James Patterson’s Grandma’s Killer Chocolate Cake Louise Penny’s Madame Benoît’s Tourtière Scott Turow’s Innocent Frittata

Twentieth century Crime and Mystery Writers

Author: Gerald Siegal

Publisher: Chicago : St. James Press

ISBN: UOM:39015031788394

Category: American fiction

Page: 1294

View: 342


**** 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

Crime Fiction in German

This volume includes a map of German-speaking Europe, a chronology of key crime publishing milestones, primary texts and trends, as well as an annotated bibliography of print and online resources in English and German.

Author: Katharina Hall

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 9781783168194

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 192

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Crime Fiction in German is the first volume in English to offer a comprehensive overview of German-language crime fiction from its origins in the early nineteenth century to its vibrant growth in the new millennium. As well as introducing readers to crime fiction from Germany, Austria, Switzerland and the former East Germany, the volume expands the notion of a German crime-writing tradition by investigating Nazi crime fiction, Jewish-German crime fiction, Turkish-German crime fiction and the Afrika-Krimi. Significant trends, including the West German social crime novel, women’s crime writing, regional crime fiction, historical crime fiction and the Fernsehkrimi television crime drama are also explored, highlighting the genre’s distinctive features in German-language contexts. This volume includes a map of German-speaking Europe, a chronology of key crime publishing milestones, primary texts and trends, as well as an annotated bibliography of print and online resources in English and German.

Tools for Mystery Writers

He also picks the cheapest house in the highest crime neighborhood to live in so he can walk to work. ... What she doesn't realize is that she makes the best possible text book writer to train teachers of creativity studies-with or ...

Author: Anne Hart

Publisher: iUniverse

ISBN: 9780595217472

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 520

View: 898


Tools for Mystery Writers emphasizes the rules that work well to create best-selling fiction. Also included is how to write from personality preference research and how to write from the upward gush of your character's infancy. A book of handy rules and research for all fiction writers of mystery, suspense, historical novels, stories, and scripts or plays. Also included is how to write about relationship issues in mystery and suspense fiction. How do mystery writers use personality research to develop and drive their characters and plots in novels and stories?


The author of "The Devil of Nanking" delivers a taut, chilling tale of clandestine occult practices, New Age medicine, and the drug underground, set in a hypermodern urban landscape challenged by colliding immigrant cultures.

Author: Mo Hayder

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 9780553820430

Category: Fiction

Page: 558

View: 609


The author of "The Devil of Nanking" delivers a taut, chilling tale of clandestine occult practices, New Age medicine, and the drug underground, set in a hypermodern urban landscape challenged by colliding immigrant cultures.

An Air That Kills

'Andrew Taylor is a master story-teller' Daily Telegraph From the No.1 bestselling author of The Ashes of London and Fire of Court, this is the first instalment in the acclaimed Lydmouth series Workmen in the small market town of Lydmouth ...

Author: Andrew Taylor

Publisher: Hachette UK

ISBN: 9781444716771

Category: Fiction

Page: 384

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'Andrew Taylor is a master story-teller' Daily Telegraph From the No.1 bestselling author of The Ashes of London and Fire of Court, this is the first instalment in the acclaimed Lydmouth series Workmen in the small market town of Lydmouth are demolishing an old cottage. A sledgehammer smashes into what looks like a solid wall. Instead, layers of wallpaper conceal the door of a locked cupboard which holds a box - and in the box is the skeleton of a young baby. Items within the box suggest that the baby was entombed early in the nineteenth century, but when another man is also found dead, the evidence suggests that the baby's death is more recent and that a killer is on the loose. For Journalist Jill Francis, newly arrived from London, this looks like her first story to chase ... 'The most under-rated crime writer in Britain today' Val McDermid 'Captures perfectly the drab atmosphere and cloying morality of the 1950s . . . Taylor is an excellent writer. He plots with care and intelligence and the solution to the mystery is satisfyingly chilling' The Times 'There is no denying Taylor's talent, his prose exudes a quality uncommon among his contemporaries' Time Out 'Andrew Taylor is a master story-teller' Daily Telegraph

100 Most Popular Contemporary Mystery Authors

See Bain, Donald Collaborators, The (Hill), 246 Collected Mystery Stories (Block), 30 Collins, Barbara, 75, 77, 81 Collins, ... A. (Ellroy), 144 Crime Writers Association Debut Dagger Award, 258 Crime Writers Association Cartier Diamond ...

Author: Bernard Alger Drew

Publisher: ABC-CLIO

ISBN: 9781598844450

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 439

View: 486


Provide your mystery fans with background information on their favorite writers and series characters, and use this as a guide for adding contemporary titles to your collections. * Provides interesting and informative profiles of 100 popular, contemporary mystery and crime writers as well as overviews of their series characters * Contains over 60 author photographs * A bibliography lists information on each author's works as well as supporting source materials for the profiles

The World s Finest Mystery and Crime Stories 1

International Association of Crime Writers. A SUITCASE OF SUSPENSE. London: MQ Publications. A small cardboard “suitcase” with three paperbound books: Classic Detective Stories, Classic Murder Stories, and Classic Mystery Stories, ...

Author: Ed Gorman

Publisher: Forge Books

ISBN: 1429958413

Category: Fiction

Page: 480

View: 139


In the tradition of The Year's Best Fantasy and Horror and The Year's Best Science Fiction, The World's Finest Crime and Mystery Stories, First Annual Edition finally fills the void for those with a hunger for the best mystery and suspense stories of the past year. Including such bestselling authors as Jeffrey Deaver, Elizabeth George, Faye Kellerman, Jonathan Kellerman, Ed McBain, Anne Perry, and Ruth Rendell, plus many, many others, this volume will positively blow the competition away. For, unlike the other various mystery anthologies, The World's Finest Crime and Mystery Stories collects stories from writers around the globe, including Britain's Silver Dagger short-fiction award winners. It will also be almost twice as big, weighing in at more than 200,000 words, and will arrive two months before the competition. This comprehensive anthology promises to be the definitive annual collection of the very best mystery and suspense stories the world over. At the Publisher's request, this title is being sold without Digital Rights Management Software (DRM) applied.

Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel Revised and Expanded Edition

Writers. MYSTERY. WRITER. GROUPS. Writing is a solitary activity, but many organizations provide the writer with support and encouragement ... Sisters in Crime is a supportive organization for published and unpublished mystery writers.

Author: Hallie Ephron

Publisher: Penguin

ISBN: 9781440347221

Category: Language Arts & Disciplines

Page: 298

View: 897


A Mystery Writers of America Edgar Award Finalist for Best Critical/Biographical Work Discover the secrets to crafting an unforgettable mystery! To piece together the puzzle of your mystery novel, you need patience, resilience, a solid understanding of the craft, and a clear blueprint for combining the plot, characters, setting, and more. And while patience and resilience must come from you, the essentials of craft and the plan to execute them are right at your fingertips with Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel. This completely revised and updated edition features solid strategies for drafting, revising, and selling an intriguing novel that grips your readers and refuses to let them go. New York Times best-selling author Hallie Ephron shows you how to: • Create a compelling sleuth and a worthy villain • Construct a plot rich in twists, red herrings, and misdirection • Bring the story to a satisfying conclusion • Sharpen characters and optimize pace during revision • Seek publication through both traditional and indie paths Filled with helpful worksheets and exercises for every step of the process, Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel Revised and Expanded reveals the keys to writing a memorable story that will have fans of mystery, suspense, and crime clamoring for more.

Contemporary French and Scandinavian Crime Fiction

In Scandinavia, female crime writers attracted media attention later than in France. It was not until the late 1990s that categorisations such as the Danish 'femikrimi' or the Swedish 'deckardrottningar' (queens of crime fiction) ...

Author: Anne Grydehøj

Publisher: University of Wales Press

ISBN: 9781786837196

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 272

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This book offers a study of Danish, Norwegian, Swedish and French crime fictions covering a fifty-year period. From 1965 to the present, both Scandinavian and French societies have undergone significant transformations. Twelve literary case studies examine how crime fictions in the respective contexts have responded to shifting social realities, which have in turn played a part in transforming the generic codes and conventions of the crime novel. At the centre of the book’s analysis is crime fiction’s negotiation of the French model of Republican universalism and the Scandinavian welfare state, both of which were routinely characterised as being in a state of crisis at the end of the twentieth century. Adopting a comparative and interdisciplinary approach, the book investigates the interplay between contemporary Scandinavian and French crime narratives, considering their engagement with the relationship of the state and the citizen, and notably with identity issues (class, gender, sexuality and ethnicity in particular).

Ellen Hart Presents Malice Domestic 15 Mystery Most Theatrical

SHAWN REILLY SIMMONS is the author of The Red Carpet Catering Mysteries and of over a dozen short stories appearing in various anthologies including Malice Domestic, Best New England Crime Stories, Bouchercon, the Crime Writers' ...

Author: Anne Louise Bannon

Publisher: Wildside Press LLC

ISBN: 9781479453719

Category: Fiction

Page: 416

View: 784


The Malice Domestic anthology series returns with a new take on mysteries in the Agatha Christie tradition—original tales with a theatrical bent! Included are: Preface, by Ellen Hart The Rock Star, by Frances Aylor Perfectly Awry, by Anne Louise Bannon The Ghost in Balcony B, by Michele Bazan Reed Drama-Rama Flip Flop, by Cindy Brown It’s Not O.K. Corral, by M. E. Browning Mary-Alice Imagines Her Life as a Movie, by Karen Cantwell The Ghost of Hamnet, by R. M. Chastleton When the Wind is Southerly, by Leone Ciporin Raising Cain, by Carla Coupe Death of Another Hero, by Susan Daly The Stars Are Fire, by Phillip DePoy Death Plays the Palace, by Margaret Dumas The Homicidal Understudy, by Elizabeth Elwood No Final Act, by Daryl Wood Gerber Deus Ex Machina, by B. J. Graf The Nine Deaths in Hamlet?, by A. P. Jamison Heat Wave, by Maureen Jennings Thus With a Kiss, by Margaret Lucke Such Tricks As These, by Jaquelyn Lyman-Thomas Final Curtain, by Sharon Lynn The Mask, by Cheryl Marceau The Ultimate Tie-Breaker, by Deborah Maxey True Crime, by Adam Meyer A Star Goes Dark, by Raquel V. Reyes Not Your Lolita, by Merrilee Robson A Death in Shubert Alley, by Lee Sauer Dance on Fire, by Shawn Reilly Simmons Missed Cue, by Lynn Slaughter You Know How Actresses Are, by C. M. Surrisi Five Words, by Elaine Togneri Ask Fred the Usher, by Arthur Vidro Death Takes a Bow, by Mo Walsh Deal With the Devil, by James Lincoln Warren Method for Murder, by Carol L. Wright