MYSTERY FICTION by Marie F. Rodell

MYSTERY FICTION

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KIRKUS REVIEW

Though this is a how-to-do book, illustrating the principles of contemporary mystery commercial writing, by a mystery author as well as an editor, that contains lucid, sound instruction, with high standards, - nevertheless it should also have an appeal for the mystery reader. For here are the rules of the game, the taboos and musts, the right and the wrong way of plotting and narration, which, in turn, will help the reader be more selective and so to raise the quality of mystery tales. Writers, beginners as well as practiced hands, will find many an assist in the discussions, while the ""practical matters"" are unusually helpful guideposts.

Publisher: Duell, Sloan & Pearce