Sleuth: Gail Bowen on Writing Mysteries (Writers on Writing) by Gail Bowen

Sleuth: Gail Bowen on Writing Mysteries (Writers on Writing)

Book Title: Sleuth: Gail Bowen on Writing Mysteries (Writers on Writing)

Publisher: University of Regina Press

ISBN: 0889775249

Author: 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.