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Author Bowen, Gail, 1942- author.

Title Sleuth : Gail Bowen on writing mysteries
Published Regina, Saskatchewan : University of Regina Press, 2018
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Description 1 online resource
Series Writers on writing
Writers on writing (Regina, Sask.)
Contents The push toward writing -- Getting started -- Prewriting your mystery -- Writing your mystery -- Point of view/narrative perspective -- Setting -- Characterization -- Plot -- Style -- Creating a robust series -- Editing -- Getting published
Summary "A smart, practical, and often funny guide for those who aspire to write mysteries, Sleuth reveals the secrets of the genre by a bestselling and award-winning author. Gail Bowen shows how to map out a plot, plant page-turning clues, develop fully rounded characters, and create a crime scene. She also looks at the power of story to communicate truths about the human condition. Digging into the works of Agatha Christie, Ruth Rendell, Ian Rankin, Louise Penny, and a score of others, Bowen explores how the best mystery writers keep readers up at night."-- Provided by publisher
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references
Subject Detective and mystery stories -- Authorship.
Detective and mystery stories -- Authorship.
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES -- Composition & Creative Writing.
REFERENCE -- Writing Skills.
Genre/Form Detective and mystery stories
Detective and mystery fiction.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 0889775257
Other Titles Gail Bowen on writing mysteries