Sleuth: Gail Bowen on Writing Mysteries

March 17, 2018|
Sleuth: Gail Bowen on Writing Mysteries by Gail Bowen
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A smart, practical, and often funny guide for those who aspire to write mysteries, Sleuth reveals the secrets behind the curtain from a bestselling and award-winning master of the genre.

Gail Bowen shows how to map out a plot, how to plant page-turning clues, how to develop fully-rounded characters, and how to create the scene of the crime. She also looks at the psyche, the power of story, and cultural appropriation, allowing writers to communicate the truth about the human condition.

Digging into the works of Agatha Christie, Ruth Rendell, Sara Paretsky, Ian Rankin, Louise Penny and a score of others, Bowen explores all the possibilities the mystery genre offers writers with a story to tell.
 
Gail Bowen is the author of the Joanne Kilbourn mystery series. The seventeen novels have met with critical and financial success, and the first six were produced as made-for-TV movies. Bowen has also written the Charlie Dowhanuik mysteries, four novels targeted at reluctant readers.  For over twenty years she taught English and Creati...
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Title:Sleuth: Gail Bowen on Writing MysteriesFormat:PaperbackProduct dimensions:144 pages, 8.5 X 5 X 0.5 inShipping dimensions:144 pages, 8.5 X 5 X 0.5 inPublished:March 17, 2018Publisher:University of Regina PressLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0889775249

ISBN - 13:9780889775244

Appropriate for ages: All ages

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