Mastering Your Mystery by Cheryl Bradshaw

Mastering Your Mystery by Cheryl Bradshaw

1st July 2021.

This excellent guide to mystery writing is divided into two parts. The first offers advice on all aspects of how to write a murder mystery, including plotting, characterisation, cliff hangers, victims, villains, red herrings and much more. The second half of the book offers guidance and tips on marketing your murder mystery novel, including writing a series, advertising, covers, blurbs and more.

With examples from her own novels and those of contemporaries, the author offers her own personal experiences and unique insights to inspire and guide you. I found the section on marketing particularly relevant and useful, giving me many ideas and examples of new avenues to explore.

It’s the most practical, inspiring and useful book I’ve ever read on writing and selling murder mystery novels. If this is something you’d like to try, or if you’re an author who wants to expand your sales, this is a must have book.

Mastering Your Mystery by Cheryl Bradshaw

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