Description : The core of the book is Emerson's personal take on writing and selling historical mysteries, but it also includes contributions from over forty other historical mystery writers practical advice, anecdotes, and suggestions for research and input from assorted editors, booksellers, and reviewers. For both historical mystery writers and readers.This book embodies its subtitle: The Art & Adventure of Sleuthing Through the Past. Veteran author Emerson published her first mystery twenty-three years ago, and this is her thirty-sixth published book. It draws on her experience in researching, writing, selling, and sustaining both her Lady Appleton series (Elizabethan England) and her Diana Spaulding series (1880s U.S.). This unique reference book also includes the contributions of more than forty other historical mystery writers. Their books backgrounds and settings are as diverse as Ancient Egypt and Rome, antebellum New Orleans, early Constantinople, Jazz Age England and Australia, Depression-era California, turn-of-the-century New York, Victorian England, and eighteenth-century Venice.
Description : This useful, fascinating, and complete guide will inspire and delight writersand readersof historical mysteries. Emerson demonstrates how she and her colleagues bring history to life, rather than merely writing contemporary mystery in costume. Her voice is warm and friendly and her tips practical. At the core of the book is her personal take on the process of writing and selling historical mysteries, and includes contributions from over forty other historical mysteries writers, including Laurie King, Anne Perry, Stephen Saylor, Elizabeth Peters practical advice anecdotes suggestions for research input from assorted editors, booksellers, reviewers, and historical mystery fans Ranging from ancient civilizations to the Japanese samurai era, to the modern private eye, here's a vast historical panorama for readers who enjoy their murder and mayhem along with past mores and morals.
Description : The Malice Domestic cozy anthology series returns with a new take on mysteries in the Agatha Christie tradition -- 30 original tales with historical settings! Included are: The Blackness Before Me, by Mindy Quigley Honest John Finds a Way, by Michael Dell Spirited Death, by Carole Nelson Douglas Home Front Homicide, by Liz Milliron The Unseen Opponent, by P. A. De Voe The Black Hand, by Peter W. J. Hayes The Trial of Madame Pelletier, by Susanna Calkins Eating Crow, by Carla Coupe Mr. Nakamura's Garden, by Valerie O. Patterson A Butler is Born, by Catriona McPherson Night and Fog, by Marcia Talley The Seven, by Elaine Viets The Lady's Maid Vanishes, by Susan Daly You Always Hurt the One You Love, by Shawn Reilly Simmons The Hand of an Angry God, by K. B. Inglee The Cottage, by Charles Todd The Measured Chest, by Mark Thielman He Done Her Wrong, by Kathryn O'Sullivan The Corpse Candle, by Martin Edwards Death on the Dueling Grounds, by Verena Rose The Barter, by Su Kopil Mistress Threadneedle's Quest, by Kathy Lynn Emerson A One-Pipe Problem, by John Gregory Betancourt The Killing Game, by Victoria Thompson The Tredegar Murders, by Vivian Lawry Summons for a Dead Girl, by K. B. Owen The Velvet Slippers, by Keenan Powell The Tragic Death of Mrs. Edna Fogg, by Edith Maxwell Crim Con, by Nancy Herriman Strong Enough, by Georgia Ruth
Description : Writing is all about creating an experience for the reader. Whether you're giving them a brain-teasing puzzle or an adrenaline-soaked emotional roller coaster-ride, this book helps you shape your fiction to create maximum enjoyment for your readers. Now you can learn the craft directly from one of the most respected contemporary writers in the field, Carolyn What, winner of multitudinous awards and nominations. What knows what editors want, and shows you how to achieve your writing an publishing goals. How To Write Killer Fiction is a handbook that no writer of mystery or suspense can afford to be without.
Description : Have you ever considered writing or reviewing for the library community? Are you interested in publishing a book on your favorite author or hobby? Do you need to write and publish for tenure? If so, Writing and Publishing is for you. Practical how-to guidance covering fiction, poetry, children's books/magazines, self-publishing, literary agents, personal blogging, and other topics will help you write * As an expert for other library professionals * Creative copy and information about your library * Copy for websites, blogs, and online columns * Bibliographic essays and lists * Book reviews (formal and informal)Writing and Publishing will serve as a great resource, whether in taking the anxiety out of writing or refining your style, you’ll use this book as much as your pen or keyboard!
Description : Curator Chloe Ellefson is happily planning to spotlight home-front challenges and German immigrants at Old World Wisconsin's first Civil War reenactment, but her overbearing boss scorns her ideas and proposes staging a mock battle instead. And when a reenactor is found dead at one of the historic site's German farms, Chloe's boyfriend, cop Roelke McKenna, suspects murder. The more Roelke learns about reenacting, the more he fears that a killer will join the ranks. Then Chloe discovers a disturbing secret about Roelke's Civil War–era ancestors. Together they struggle to solve crimes past and present...before Chloe loses her job and another reenactor loses his life. Praise: "Veteran Ernst provides a new perspective on the Civil War woven together with a compelling mystery." —Kirkus Reviews "Extremely well-written."—Suspense Magazine "Kathleen Ernst knows how to spin a tale, weave an intricate plot, and hide clues in the embroidery. A Memory of Muskets takes two stories separated by more than a century and knits them together into one thoroughly satisfying read."—Kathy Lynn Emerson, Agatha Award-winning author of How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries, Murder in the Merchant's Hall, and other historical mysteries
Description : Books, movies, T.V. shows, video games, mysteries can be found everywhere, for every type of audience. Part story, part puzzle, mysteries are naturally fun and exciting, both to read and to write, but how do you begin to write a mystery story? Author Amy Dunkleberger shows aspiring writers how to invent a believable mystery.
Description : In her thirty-third published novel, the third mystery in this critically acclaimed series featuring "girl-reporter" Diana Spaulding, Kathy Lynn Emerson explores her own roots in rural New York with the aid of her grandfather's diaries. 1888 -- When Diana and her fiance Dr Ben Northcote journey to Sullivan Country, New York, they discover Diana's long-lost relative embroiled in a speculator's crazy scheme to turn the family hotel into the next Saratoga Springs. Then an excavation figs up a skeleton, and Diana must exercise her reporter's nose to clear her Uncle Howd of a ten-year old murder, enhanced by a cast of colourful humans and an aggressive nanny goat.
Description : "An intriguing look at life in 19th-century New England, a heroine whose goodness guides all her decisions, and a mystery that surprises."—Kirkus Reviews on Called to Justice A suffragist is murdered in Rose Carroll's Massachusetts town Excitement runs high during presidential election week in 1888. The Woman Suffrage Association plans a demonstration and movement leader Elizabeth Cady Stanton comes to town to rally the troops, one of whom is Quaker midwife Rose Carroll. But the next morning, Rose finds the dead body of the group's local organizer. Rose can't help wanting to know who committed the murder, and she quickly discovers several people who have motives. The victim had planned to leave her controlling husband, and a promotion had cost her male colleague his job. She'd also recently spurned a fellow suffragist's affections. After Rose's own life is threatened, identifying the killer takes on a personal sense of urgency. Turning the Tide is a 2018 Agatha Award Nominee for Best Historical Novel Praise for the Quaker Midwife Mysteries: "Engaging."—Publishers Weekly "First of hopefully many more to come, I believe that everyone will definitely enjoy this stand-out book."—Suspense Magazine "Rose Carroll is a richly crafted and appealing sleuth. A terrific historical read."—Rhys Bowen, New York Times bestselling author "The historical setting is redolent and delicious, the townspeople engaging, and the plot a proper puzzle, but it's Rose Carroll—midwife, Quaker, sleuth—who captivates in this irresistible series debut."—Catriona McPherson, award-winning author of the Dandy Gilver series "Maxwell introduces a fascinating new heroine with her Quaker midwife Rose Carroll."—Victoria Thompson, bestselling author of Murder on St. Nicolas Ave "[Rose's] strong personality combined with the author's distinctive voice and vivid writing style transported me instantly to another time and place."—Kathy Lynn Emerson, Malice Domestic 2014 Guest of Honor and author of How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries, Murder in the Queen's Wardrobe, and the Diana Spaulding 1888 Mysteries "A riveting historical mystery featuring a refreshingly different kind of heroine, a Quaker midwife who also solves crimes with wit, intelligence, and gentle grace. It's a page turner. It's a fascinating look at nineteenth-century American faith, culture, and small-town life. And best of all, it's the second of what is sure to be a long and beloved series."—William Martin, New York Times bestselling author of Cape Cod and The Lincoln Letter
Description : Quaker midwife Rose Carroll discovers dark secrets in 1888 Massachusetts For Quaker midwife Rose Carroll, life in Amesbury, Massachusetts, provides equal measures of joy and tribulation. She delights in attending to the needs of mothers and newborns even as she mourns the recent death of her sister. Likewise, Rose enjoys the giddy feelings that come from being courted by a handsome doctor, but a suspicious fire and two murders leave her fearing for the well-being of her loved ones. Driven by her desire for safety and justice, Rose Carroll begins asking questions related to the crimes. Consulting with her friends and neighbors—including the famous Quaker poet John Greenleaf Whittier—Rose draws on her strengths as a counselor and problem solver in trying to bring the perpetrators to light. Praise: A 2016 Agatha Award Finalist for Best Historical Novel A 2017 IPPY Award Silver Medalist for Mystery/Cozy/Noir "[A] smart new series from the prolific Maxwell."—Booklist "First of hopefully many more to come, I believe that everyone will definitely enjoy this stand-out book."—Suspense Magazine "Maxwell...introduces a series heroine whose struggles with the tenets of her Quaker faith make her strong and appealing. The author also imparts authentic historical detail to depict life in a 19th century New England factory town."—Library Journal "A highly competent mystery."—Kirkus Reviews "Rose Carroll is a richly crafted and appealing sleuth. A terrific historical read."—Rhys Bowen, New York Times bestselling author "The historical setting is redolent and delicious, the townspeople engaging, and the plot a proper puzzle, but it's Rose Carroll—midwife, Quaker, sleuth—who captivates in this irresistible series debut."—Catriona McPherson, award-winning author of the Dandy Gilver series "Maxwell introduces a fascinating new heroine with her Quaker midwife Rose Carroll."—Victoria Thompson, bestselling author of Murder on St. Nicolas Ave "[Rose's] strong personality combined with the author's distinctive voice and vivid writing style transported me instantly to another time and place."—Kathy Lynn Emerson, Malice Domestic 2014 Guest of Honor and author of How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries, Murder in the Queen's Wardrobe, and the Diana Spaulding 1888 Mysteries