MARTIN J. SMITH

Writing the Mystery

Smith wrote the foreword to this mystery writing primer by G. Miki Hayden, featuring her interviews with Elmore Leonard, Rick Riordan, Tony Hillerman, Mary Higgins Clark, Michael Connelly, and others.

“In this breezy but well-written manual, Hayden, an author of mysteries and essays on writing, offers advice on how to write a mystery that sells in today’s saturated market. … This fun, exercise-laden manual is recommended where writing books are popular”–Library Journal

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