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Editorial Reviews


". . . an accessible primer for writers of all skill and experience levels. . . . packed with tips, tricks, and techniques that any aspiring author will find invaluable." -- Midwest Book Review

I especially liked the examples where Gregorich provides examples of points of view (POV), including first person and third person singular, multiple, and plural. -- Windy City Reviews

It is written in a comfortable, easy-to-follow style and is chock full of examples from Gregorich's own mysteries as well as some from other writers. Her knowledge of the writing process shines through on every page and the information will be invaluable for beginning writers in any genre. . . . -- San Francisco Book Review

Even though I have no ambitions or plans to write a mystery novel, reading this guide was both educational and entertaining. I knew I would like this book because I am interested in writing and the process used in writing. -- Bitter Tea and Mystery Blog

About the Author

On her eleventh birthday, Barbara Gregorich was given a book of selected Sherlock Holmes stories, and from that moment on she was addicted to mystery. After she consumed the hundreds of titles in her local library, she moved to the library's basement storage area, delving into forgotten authors and titles of the past. The addiction continued: after the basement came Interlibrary Loan, and she spent years borrowing selected mystery titles from around the country. At the same time, she frequented bookstores of all kinds, buying and reading novels by mystery writers from many nations: United States, Canada, United Kingdom, Australia, New Zealand, Cuba, Spain, Italy, France, Sweden, Norway, Iceland, Denmark, Germany, Japan, Russia . . . she traveled far and wide while in the comfort of her favorite reading chair. Besides being a mystery addict, Gregorich is also a writer, author of nearly 200 books, fiction and nonfiction. She has written two adult mysteries and has ghostwritten four Boxcar Children mysteries. In addition, she is a teacher of writing, and much of what she has to say in Guide to Writing the Mystery Novel: Lots of Examples, Plus Dead Bodies comes from her experience with people who want to write a mystery but aren't aware of the various decisions they must make as they create the story. Gregorich hopes that her book will help them . . . and result in her having more mystery novels to read.

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  • File Size: 589 KB
  • Print Length: 230 pages
  • Publisher: Philbar; 1 edition (September 30, 2014)
  • Publication Date: September 30, 2014
  • Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
  • Language: English
  • ASIN: B00O3GV49S
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  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #914,959 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
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