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Some fans of mysteries end up wanting to write them. ::cough:: Here are ten writing books dedicated to writing mysteries, plucked right off my shelf. Unintentional photo-bomb by one of our foster kitties, Comet.

1. Amateur Detectives: A Writer's Guide to How Private Citizens Solve Criminal Cases by Elaine Raco Chase and Anne Wingate 

Am detect

2. Cause of Death : A Writer's Guide to Death, Murder and Forensic Medicine by Keith D. Wilson 

Cause of death

3. How to Write Killer Fictionby Carolyn Wheat

Killer fic

4. You Can Write a Mystery by Gillian Roberts

You can write

5. The Elements of Mystery Fiction: Writing the Modern Whodunit by William G Tapply


6. How to Write Mysteries by Shannon O'Cork

Write myst

7. Now Write! Mysteries: Suspense, Crime, Thriller, and Other Mystery Fiction Exercises from Today's Best Writers and Teachers by Sherry Ellis and Laurie Lamson

Now write

8. The Weekend Novelist Writes a Mystery by Robert J. Ray and Jack Remick

Weekend nov

9. Don't Murder Your Mystery
by Chris Roerden 

Murder myst

10. Writing Mysteries: A Handbook by the Mystery Writers of America edited by Sue Grafton, Jan Burke and Barry Zeman


I just realized (thanks to Amazon.com) that I bought one of these books way back in 2002. ::sigh:: I really, really need to write a mystery!


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DP Lyle

And this one if I may humbly say so:


Janet Boyer

Hi and thanks for stopping by! I have the Book of Poisons from that series, but not yours. Must remedy that! 😉

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