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Now Write! Mysteries

For anybody who wants to learn the secrets of writing thrillers and mysteries, Now Write! Mysteries has just been published by Penguin. I’m one of the contributors. My essay is “Ratcheting up the Suspense.” It’s about “How to keep readers guessing, worrying, and turning the pages by structuring scenes to have at least half a dozen mini-turning points.”

Check out the list of contributors. I’m jazzed to be included with a boatload of great crime writers and well-known writing gurus, including Peter James, Sophie Hannah, James Scott Bell, and Louise Penny.