Kathy Lynn Emerson
How to Write Killer Historical Mysteries
WINNER of the Agatha Award for best mystery-related nonfiction of the year.
Originally published by Perseverance Press in 2008, this volume contains author Kathy Lynn Emerson's take on the subject of writing historical mysteries, based on her own experiences with the Face Down Series (10 books and a collection of short stories) and the Diana Spaulding Quartet, but it also features quotes, advice, and anecdotes from numerous other historical mystery writers plus comments by editors, booksellers, and reviewers.
"Kathy Lynn Emerson's HOW TO WRITE KILLER HISTORICAL MYSTERIES . . . is the best book about writing mysteries that I have ever read." Marv Lachman, Deadly Pleasures
"I'd recommend this book to anyone who is considering writing mysteries (whether historical or not) or historicals (whether mysteries or not.)" Molly Weston, Meritorious Mysteries
"She cites so many other authors and series, her book could function as a guidebook for readers as well as writers." Jon Breen, Mystery Scene