With this most precise guide yet to mystery writing, it is only a matter of time before your novel is afoot! ?Erudite. The most practical and thorough book on crime writing ever.
Author: John McAleer
Publisher: James a Rock
Category: Business & Economics
Edgar Allan Poe Award winner, Pulitzer Prize nominee, and best-selling author John McAleer, Ph.D. (Harvard), taught crime fiction at Boston College for nearly four decades, nurturing authors like George V. Higgins (The Friends of Eddie Coyle), Chuck Hogan (The Standoff), Margaret McLean (Under Oath), James Devlin (Elmore Leonard), and Ted Murphy (the Belltown mysteries). Now, in Mystery Writing in a Nutshell, he and his son, Andrew McAleer?also a mystery author and professor of crime fiction at Boston College?share with aspiring mystery and suspense novelists the secrets, techniques, and art of crafting the mystery novel. Mystery Writing in a Nutshell is an invaluable resource, which, step by step, takes the writer through the mystery writing process from creating suspense and strategizing plot twists, to hiding clues, and enriching character development, and much, much more. With this most precise guide yet to mystery writing, it is only a matter of time before your novel is afoot! ?Erudite. The most practical and thorough book on crime writing ever. John and Andrew McAleer?s Mystery Writing in a Nutshell is the Strunk and White of the genre.??Robin Moore, New York Times best-selling author of The French Connection ?John and Andrew McAleer share their collective wealth of information on the nuts and bolts of creating the ultimate page-turner. Suspense, structure, character development, voice?Mystery Writing in a Nutshell has it all. A staple for the established and aspiring crime writer.? ?Margaret McLean, Under Oath?John and Andrew McAleer?s Mystery Writing in a Nutshell provides an essential roadmap to the path of mystery publication. The Write Stuff for every crime writer?s toolkit!??Kris Neri, award-winning author of Never Say Die?After all these years, I still learned a few things myself from these pages. I?m sure you will too.? ? from the Foreword:?Edward D. Hoch, MWA Grand Masterauthor of ?The Oblong Room?