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The essential handbook for writers of whodunits, techno- thrillers, cozies, and everything in between-featuring
never-before- published personal writing exercises from some of today's bestselling and award-winning mystery writers.
Now Write! Mysteries, the fourth volume in the acclaimed Now Write! writing guide series, brings together numerous
bestselling authors-including winners of and nominees for the Edgar, Hugo, and Shamus awards,-for the definitive guide
to writing mysteries, thrillers, and suspense stories. Now Write! Mysteries teaches you everything you've ever wanted to
know about crafting a page-turning mystery-from creating a believable detective hero (or terrifying villain), to using
real-life cutting-edge investigative techniques to bring your story to life-with practical exercises taken directly from
* Discover the best techniques for seamlessly integrating action into your story with John Lutz, New York
Times-bestselling author of Urge to Kill, Night Kills, and Serial.
* Learn how to fine-tune your sense of place and setting with Louise Penny, New York Times-bestselling author of the
Armand Gamache mysteries.
* Take advice from Lorenzo Carcaterra, author of Sleepers and writer/producer for Law & Order, on how to compose a scene
that lives up to your character's backstory.
* Let Marcia Talley, Agatha- and Anthony-winning author of the Hannah Ives mysteries, show you how to build a memorable,
engaging detective. (Hint: It's not about making him flawless.)
Others included are: Simon Brett, Hallie Ephron, Meg Gardiner, Peter James, Christopher G. Moore, Michael Sears, and
many others. No other mystery-writing guide offers the road tested wisdom of so many award-winners and bestselling
authors in one place.