The Crime Writer's Reference Guide, Revised Edition, by Martin Roth.
1001 Tips for Writing the Perfect Murder. Everything you need to know about crime writing, including tips, terminology, definitions, and directions for further research that will help you bring a sense of realism to your story.
The Elements of Mystery Fiction, by William G. Tapply.
Writing the Modern Whodunit.
James Patterson's MasterClass, reviewed by Richard S. Rodgers.
This is a review of the writing course that James Patterson's teaches on MasterClass. Quick take - I found it very interesting, but also overpriced for the limited amount of information that was presented.
On Writing Horror, edited by Mort Castle.
A Handbook by The Horror Writers Association. Tips, practical advice, and writing guidance from 58 top horror writers, including Stephen King, Harlan Ellison, Jack Ketchum, Joyce Carol Oats, Nancy Kilpatrick, and J. N. Williamson.
Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel, by Hallie Ephron.
An informative guide on writing a mystery novel that takes you from blueprint to marketing your book.
Writing the Mystery, by G. Miki Hayden.
A step-by-step guide that intuitively takes you through the process of writing a mystery, and getting your short story or novel published. Includes a selection of interviews with renowned mystery writers.
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