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Private Investigations: Mystery Writers on the Secrets, Riddles, and…

by Victoria Zackheim

Other authors: Tasha Alexander (Contributor), Cara Black (Contributor), Rhys Bowen (Contributor), Lynn Cahoon (Contributor), Steph Cha (Contributor)15 more, Jeffrey Deaver (Contributor), Carole Nelson Douglas (Contributor), Robert Dugoni (Contributor), Hallie Ephron (Contributor), Connie May Fowler (Contributor), Sulari Gentill (Contributor), Rachel Howzell Hall (Contributor), Ausma Zehanat Khan (Contributor), William Kent Krueger (Contributor), Caroline Leavitt (Contributor), Kristen Lepionka (Contributor), Martin Limón (Contributor), Anne Perry (Contributor), Charles Todd (Contributor), Jacqueline Winspear (Contributor)

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"In Private Investigations, twenty fan-favorite mystery writers share their first-person stories of grappling with mysteries they've personally encountered, at home and in the world. Caroline Leavitt regales us with a medical mystery, a time when she lost her voice and doctors couldn't find a cure; Martin Limon travels back to his military stint in Korea to grapple with the chaos of war; Anne Perry ponders the magical powers of stories conjured from writers' imaginations, and more"--… (more)
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In this anthology, twenty authors bring their own real-life mysteries and secrets to the written page. From heartwarming to captivating to heartbreaking, all offer insight into the thoughts of those who pen tales of mystery and intrigue for the enjoyment of readers everywhere.

Each writer offers thoughtful contemplation and commentary, some on the mystery and magic that is writing while others address the intricacies encountered along the road to publishing success. Still others offer heartbreaking accounts of child abuse or war or puzzling health issues. There are stories about a haunted apartment, a ghostly visitation, a stalker, a mystery child in a photograph as well as musings on the mysteries and surprises of motherhood, expectations, and relationships.

As a collective, the authors offer thought-provoking commentary on writing, on mystery, on life. Although a varied collection, readers will find much to ponder in each of these insightful and interesting contemplations.

Authors included:
Tasha Alexander, Cara Black, Rhys Bowen, Lynn Cahoon, Steph Cha, Jeffrey Deaver, Carole Nelson Douglas, Robert Dugoni, Hallie Ephron, Connie May Fowler, Sulari Gentill, Rachel Howzell Hall, Ausma Zehanat Khan, William Kent Krueger, Caroline Leavitt, Kristen Lepionka, Martin Limón, Anne Perry, Charles Todd, and Jacqueline Winspear

Highly recommended.

I received a free copy of this eBook from Perseus Books, Basic Books / Seal Press and NetGalley
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Victoria Zackheimprimary authorall editionscalculated
Alexander, TashaContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Black, CaraContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Bowen, RhysContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cahoon, LynnContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Cha, StephContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Deaver, JeffreyContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Douglas, Carole NelsonContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Dugoni, RobertContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Ephron, HallieContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Fowler, Connie MayContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Gentill, SulariContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Hall, Rachel HowzellContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Khan, Ausma ZehanatContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Krueger, William KentContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Leavitt, CarolineContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Lepionka, KristenContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Limón, MartinContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Perry, AnneContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Todd, CharlesContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
Winspear, JacquelineContributorsecondary authorall editionsconfirmed
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