The Elements of Mystery Fiction: Writing the Modern Whodunit by William G TapplyThe Elements of Mystery Fiction: Writing the Modern Whodunit by William G Tapply

The Elements of Mystery Fiction: Writing the Modern Whodunit

byWilliam G Tapply

Paperback | May 1, 2004

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The Elements of Mystery Fiction: Writing the Modern Whonunit has guided and inspied mystery writersveterans as well as beginners - for nearly a decade. Here William G. Tapply, with more than 20 popular mystery and suspense novels under his belt, isolates the crucial "elements" of the mystery novels that publishers want to publish and readers want to read - original plots, clever clues, sympathetic sleuths, memorable villains, multi-dimensional supporting characters, true-to-life settings, sharp narrative hooks, and, of course, smooth writing. In clear readable prose using examples from many of our best contemporary mystery novelists, Tapply shows how the writer can create the pieces and fit them together to make a story you can't put down.
This new expanded edition of Elements contains original chapters by some of our best contemporary writers and most prominent personalities in the publishing world discussing writing and business issues thatare vital to mystery writers in the 21st century.
Author William G. Tapply was born in Waltham, Massachusetts in 1940. He has written numerous books about fly fishing and the outdoors as well as the Brady Coyne mystery novels. He is also a contributing editor for Field & Stream, a columnist for American Angler, and part of The Writer magazine editorial board. He is an English professo...
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Title:The Elements of Mystery Fiction: Writing the Modern WhodunitFormat:PaperbackDimensions:187 pages, 8.58 × 5.54 × 0.51 inPublished:May 1, 2004Publisher:Poisoned Pen Press, Inc.Language:English

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ISBN - 10:1590581156

ISBN - 13:9781590581155

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