The Elements of Mystery Fiction: Writing the Modern Whodunit
William G. Tapply. Poisoned Pen Press, $16.95 (187pp) ISBN 978-1-59058-115-5
Anyone who cares about the craft of writing will welcome William G. Tapply's The Elements of Mystery Fiction: Writing the Modern Whodunit, a revised and expanded edition of his 1995 classic. The creator of the Brady Coyne series offers sound advice to the aspiring author in part one, while in the all-new part two such mystery savants as Barbara Peters and Otto Penzler share their expertise on such topics as editing, publishing and bookselling.
Reviewed on: 05/01/2004