The Jasmine Moon Murder

Author: Laura Childs

Publisher: Wheeler Publishing, Incorporated


Category: Fiction

Page: 351

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Indigo Tea Shop owner Theodosia Browning is catering a Charleston benefit, a "Ghost Crawl" through Jasmine Cemetery, when the organizer drops dead--"and it looks like foul play, Theodosia stirs things up with her own investigation, and gets into hot water up to her neck.

Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel

Author: Hallie Ephron

Publisher: Penguin


Category: Reference

Page: 256

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Solve the MYSTERY of how to write and sell a KILLER story! With the help of interactive exercises, mystery author and crime fiction critic Hallie Ephron gives you the momentum you need to turn a kernel of an idea into an intriguing mystery novel. You'll learn to capitalize on your writing strengths and shore up your weaknesses. This comprehensive guide covers every aspect of mystery writing, including: • planning, twisting the plot, and constructing a credible surprise ending • creating a compelling sleuth and a worthy villain • deceiving and revealing with red herrings and clues • writing investigation, spine-tingling suspense, and dramatic action • revising - from sharpening characters, to optimizing pace, to smithing words • engaging the reader By the time you finish reading part one of this book, you will have a blueprint for your entire story. Parts two and there take your blueprint from idea to well-polished novel. Part four is an insider's guide to getting it into an agent's or publisher's hands."

Forthcoming Books

Author: Rose Arny



Category: American literature


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