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Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel Revised and Expanded Edition, 2nd Edition by Sara Paretsky, Hallie Ephron

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Acknowledgments

I owe a huge debt of gratitude to the many crime fiction writers who have shared with me their writing process and given me a healthy distrust of the notion that there’s any “one way” to write a terrific crime novel. Sadly, I’ve also learned that there is no formula for catapulting a novel onto the bestseller lists. Thanks to the many authors whose works I’ve quoted in this book in order to demonstrate where to set the bar.

Thanks to my agent, Gail Hochman, and to my lucky stars that she represents me. To editor Rachel Randall for her on-point suggestions and for ably shepherding this book through to publication. To Writer’s Digest’s publisher, Phil Sexton, for going to bat for this new edition. To Melanie Rigney and Barbara Kuroff, ...

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