The Best Writing Mysteries - October 2021

Based on the analysis of 50,885 reviews.



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Sara Rosett

USA Today bestselling writer Sara Rosett writes comfy mysteries. Her books are entertaining escapes for viewers who enjoy interesting preferences, quirky characters, and puzzling mysteries.

Sara enjoys all things bookish, considers dark chocolate per daily requirement, and will be about a quest to find the best bruschetta.

Publishers Weekly called Sara's books, "satisfying," "well-executed," and "sparkling." Connect with Sara at You can also find her on Instagram, Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Litsy, or Goodreads.

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William Kent Krueger

Raised in the Cascade Mountains of Oregon, William Kent Krueger temporarily attended Stanford University—before being pumped out for revolutionary actions. Following that, he logged timber, worked building, tried his hand in freelance journalism, and eventually ended up exploring child development at the University of Minnesota. He currently makes his living as a full-time author. He’s been married for over 40 years to a marvelous woman who's a retired attorney. He makes his home in St. Paul, a town he dearly loves.

Krueger writes a mystery series set in the southern forests of Minnesota. His protagonist is Cork O’Connor, the former director of Tamarack County and a man of mixed heritage—part Irish and part Ojibwe. His work has received several awards, such as the Minnesota Book Award, the Loft-McKnight Fiction Award, and the Anthony Award, the Barry Award, the Dilys Award, along with the Friends of American Writers Prize. His last five books were all New York Times bestsellers.

"Ordinary Grace," his stand-alone novel published in 2013, obtained the Edgar Award, given by the Mystery Writers of America in admiration for the best novel published in this year. "Manitou Canyon," amount fifteen in his Cork O’Connor string, was released in September 2016. Stop by his site at

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Chris Roerden

DON'T Purchase BOTH MY DON'T BOOKS! They are nearly the same, despite different titles. There is only 1 reason I can imagine to get another copy in the event that you currently have one: virtually every writing hint is highlighted or underlined, so many pages have sticky notes trapped between them, that you can't read your original copy. Or try to close it. Perhaps you've shown me that your well-worn copy at one of my workshops or in a writers conference, also said, "I bet you have not noticed your book looking like THIS before!"

Well, yes I have, but I am always delighted to see it intensely marked-up and dog-eared. That means you actually use it. 1 author attracted her copy tens of thousands of air miles to show me its illness. Loved that! Because another thing I hear is, " Now I plan to purchase your additional DON'T book because I can barely read this any more" That is the only reason to acquire another copy. Or you need reminders of the abilities you have already mastered. Or you are family.

You see, both of my novels for writers contain basically the exact same stuff, the exact frank advice. Alright, so the subsequent DON'T SABOTAGE YOUR SUBMISSION does contain a bit of additional information and more than 100 new examples than DON'T MURDER YOUR MYSTERY comprises. But if you have obtained your first copy, just borrow it. They don't have it? Perfect! Urge them to get it. In reality, request the collection development librarian (she or he'll be pleased to see a real reader) and request both titles. The DON'T novels are references, to not be swept away in the continuing clean sweeps of a library. And because both of these names are shelved in various segments, both titles should be really owned by libraries. Don'tcha believe?

You may wonder why I and other writers would like you to use libraries rather than rushing to purchase books which help our publishers retain us print. It'

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