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How to Write a Mystery

The new handbook from Mystery Writers of America, edited by Lee Child and Laurie R. King, features my essay on writing short mystery fiction. It’s an honor to be included, especially since the person who wrote on short stories for previous handbooks was Edward D. Hoch—big shoes to fill!

It’s equally an honor to appear beside other featured contributors, including Meg Gardiner, Naomi Hirahara, Rachel Howzell Hall, Alex Segura, Charlaine Harris, Jacqueline Winspear, Tess Gerritson, Gayle Lynds, Susan Redmond-Vaught, Chris Grabenstein, Kelley Armstrong, Dale Berry, Gary Phillips, Dan Stashower, Lyndsay Faye, Jeff Deaver, Deborah Crombie, Frankie Y. Bailey, Allison Brennan, T. Jefferson Parker, Craig Johnson, Greg Herren, William Kent Krueger, Catriona McPherson, Charles and Caroline Todd, Max Allan Collins, Oline Cogdill, Liliana Hart, Madeira James, Louise Penny, and Daniel Steven.

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