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Mystery Writers of America

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Works: 199 works in 388 publications in 2 languages and 22,869 library holdings
Genres: Fiction  Short stories  Cookbooks  Detective and mystery fiction  Paranormal fiction 
Roles: Donor, Editor
Classifications: PS648.D4, 813.087208
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Writing mysteries : a handbook ( Book )
5 editions published between 1992 and 2002 in English and held by 1,267 libraries worldwide
"Across the darkened basement something creaked, and I tightened my grip on the Colt Diamondback. I'm not usually timid, but my palm was sweaty. That worried me; if I had to shoot this thing, I didn't need it flailing around in my hand like the snake it was named for." Tough spot. And you love it. You're a sleuth in your soul and a writer at heart. You can't resist the lure of the lurid, the thrill of the chase, the artful turn of a word, and the battle of wits in solving crimes of the imaginary kind. Still, as you know, mystery fiction is a species all its own, and writing it can be a special type of puzzle. But this is a special book, a writer's conference of sorts. In this book, your partners in literary criminology are among today's top mystery authors. Through informal essays, they'll show you how the pieces fit. More than a score of writers are represented here: Warren Murphy and Molly Cochran reveal the perils and pleasures of collaboration; Sara Paretsky - creator of the V.I. Warshawski series - comments on the promise and problems of inventing a recurring character; Tony Hillerman argues against plot outlines; John Lutz writes of endings and suggests knowing where you're going before you set out. With this book, you'll learn how to make your stories more taut, more real, more immediate, and more fraught with tension. "I heard the triple-click of a revolver's hammer being thumbed back. I fired. And a split-second of muzzle-flash illuminated what had first bothered me about the neon sign buzzing in the midnight fog." The solutions are up to you. But now you're armed with all the clues you need to solve the mystery ... of how to write a mystery
Crimes by moonlight by Charlaine Harris( Book )
7 editions published between 2010 and 2011 in English and held by 992 libraries worldwide
A collection of crime tales includes contributions by Harley Jane Kozak, Jeffrey Somers, Elaine Viets, Max Allan Collins and Mickey Spillane, Martin Meyers, and Charlaine Harris
Mystery Writers of America presents In the shadow of the master : classic tales by Edgar Allan Poe( Book )
4 editions published between 2009 and 2010 in English and held by 854 libraries worldwide
Collected here to commemorate the 200th anniversary of Poe's birth are sixteen of his best tales accompanied by twenty essays from beloved authors, including T. Jefferson Parker, Lawrence Block, Sara Paretsky, and Joseph Wambaugh, among others, on how Poe has changed their life and work
Mystery Writers of America presents vengeance by Inc Mystery writers of America( Book )
5 editions published between 2012 and 2013 in English and held by 751 libraries worldwide
Features new stories in which characters take the law into their own hands in search of vengeance, with contributions by Lee Child, Michael Connelly, Dennis Lehane, and Karin Slaughter as well as up-and-coming new writers in the field
Manhattan mayhem by Mary Higgins Clark( Book )
4 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 655 libraries worldwide
From Wall Street and Greenwich Village to Chinatown, Harlem and beyond, the streets and skyscrapers of Manhattan are brimming with crimes and misdemeanors
Mystery Writers of America presents The blue religion : new stories about cops, criminals, and the chase ( Book )
3 editions published in 2008 in English and held by 625 libraries worldwide
An anthology of nineteen tales set in various regions and historical periods includes T. Jefferson Parker's "Skinhead Central," Alafair Burke's "Winning," Michael Connelly's "Father's Day," and works by Edward D. Hoch, Laurie R. King, and other notable authors
Mystery Writers of America presents the rich and the dead ( Book )
3 editions published in 2011 in English and held by 605 libraries worldwide
DeMille introduces twenty original tales by today's most elite mystery writers who explore the life (and death) of the rich and infamous. From multinational boardrooms to palatial mansions to exotic playlands, these suspenseful, gold-standard tales reveal in scary, funny, and riveting ways just how much trouble money can buy
Mystery writer's handbook by Mystery Writers of America( Book )
10 editions published between 1975 and 1998 in English and Japanese and held by 566 libraries worldwide
Mystery Writers of America presents death do us part : new stories about love, lust, and murder ( Book )
1 edition published in 2006 in English and held by 566 libraries worldwide
"From the Civil War-era south to 1950s New York to the present day's gritty cities and seemingly innocuous suburbs, these stories chart the complications?always surprising, sometimes deadly?that arise between lovers, dear friends, and even complete strangers coming together for a single, shocking encounter. In Lee Child's Safe Enough, a blue-collar city boy takes up with a wealthy suburban wife, with dire consequences. In Harlan Coben's Entrapped, a woman's husband disappears and is replaced by a handsome impostor. In Laura Lippman's One True Love, a high-end prostitute seeks a radical solution to a PR problem. In P.J. Parrish's One Shot, a man returns to his childhood home to learn the truth about a long-ago tragedy."--Publisher website (August 2006)
The Edgar winners : 33rd annual anthology of the Mystery Writers of America ( Book )
5 editions published in 1980 in English and held by 539 libraries worldwide
Each of these twenty-four stories won the Edgar Allan Poe Award for Best Mystery Short Story of its year
The Mystery Writers of America cookbook ( Book )
3 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 515 libraries worldwide
Hard-boiled breakfasts, thrilling entrées, cozy desserts, and more--this illustrated cookbook features more than 100 recipes from legendary mystery authors. Whether you're planning a sinister dinner party or whipping up some comfort food perfect for a day of writing, you'll find plenty to savor in this cunning collection. Full-color photography is featured throughout, along with mischievous sidebars revealing the links between food and foul play. Contributors include Lee Child, Mary Higgins Clark, Harlan Coben, Nelson DeMille, Gillian Flynn, Sue Grafton, Charlaine Harris, James Patterson, Louise Penny, Scott Turow, and many more
On a raven's wing : new tales in honor of Edgar Allan Poe ( Book )
3 editions published between 2008 and 2009 in English and held by 500 libraries worldwide
A volume of twenty original tales inspired by the works of Edgar Allan Poe celebrates his contributions to literature and includes works by Mary Higgins Clark, Thomas H. Cook, and Dorothy Salisbury Davis
Mystery Writers of America presents the mystery box by Unknown( Book )
3 editions published in 2013 in English and held by 486 libraries worldwide
A collection of short mysteries by leading writers includes Laura Lippman's "Waco 1982," Joseph Finder's "Heirloom," and R.L. Stine's "High Stakes."
Mystery Writers of America presents show business is murder ( Book )
4 editions published between 2004 and 2005 in English and held by 364 libraries worldwide
An anthology of short mysteries set in the world of entertainment features original stories from John Lutz, Annette Meyers, Stuart M. Kaminsky, Edward D. Hoch, Carolyn Wheat, and other popular authors
Mystery Writers of America presents ice cold : tales of intrigue from the Cold War ( Book )
3 editions published in 2014 in English and held by 362 libraries worldwide
Collects twenty short stories depicting spies, double agents, femme fatales, and the weaponry of the Cold War written by such modern authors as Joseph Finder, Sara Paretsky, and T. Jefferson Parker
The Mystery Hall of Fame : an anthology of classic mystery and suspense stories ( Book )
3 editions published in 1984 in English and held by 343 libraries worldwide
An anthology of classic mystery and suspense stories selected by the Mystery Writers of America
All but impossible! : an anthology of locked room & impossible crime stories by members of the Mystery Writers of America ( Book )
3 editions published between 1981 and 1983 in English and held by 339 libraries worldwide
The "locked room" story has a long and noble history. These stories, by some of the best authors, will mystify your, terrify you-- and entertain you!
Merchants of menace; an anthology of mystery stories by Hillary Waugh( Book )
3 editions published between 1969 and 1971 in English and held by 338 libraries worldwide
Guilty as charged : a Mystery Writers of America anthology by Scott Turow( Book )
3 editions published between 1996 and 2001 in English and held by 332 libraries worldwide
Manhattan mayhem by Mary Higgins Clark( Sound Recording )
7 editions published in 2015 in English and held by 328 libraries worldwide
Take a crime-filled tour of Manhattan with this collection of all-new mystery stories
 
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MWA
MWA (Mystery Writers of America)
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English (97)
Japanese (1)
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