Book Review

Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel: How to Knock ’em Dead with Style by Hallie Ephron


With the help of interactive exercises, mystery author and crime fiction critic Hallie Ephron gives you the momentum you need to turn a kernel of an idea into an intriguing mystery novel. You’ll learn to capitalize on your writing strengths and shore up your weaknesses. This comprehensive guide covers every aspect of mystery writing

This book was a highly informative read! I would recommend this book to those who are thinking about writing a mystery novel. 

I bought this book a few years ago and finally read it. I am glad I took the step. This book helped me out on subjects and situations I thought I knew. I knew most genres have a “formula”. What I learned was what type of formula mystery novels have. I feel more confident now than before I read it. This book was in-depth enough to understand the nooks and crannies. 

This book is easy to read and understand. There are many examples from different authors for the subject the author is trying to explain. Unfortunately, there were not any diagrams like I like, but I am still fine with that. This book is great for new to advanced writers. For me, you can always learn additional things no matter where you are in your writing.    

I will use this book as a reference while writing and editing my mystery novel. 

I give this book a 5/5

Rating: 5 out of 5.

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