Classic Crime Authors on Writing

Fans of crime fiction know that weaving a good mystery is no simple task. It takes creativity, ingenuity, and perhaps a bit of madness. So it’s no surprise that through mastering the mystery, classic crime authors have gained solid writing advice to hand out — no matter the genre. Here’s eight thoughts on writing from the authors of Golden Age Detective Fiction themselves.

1. Margery Allingham
2. Ngaio Marsh, Death in the Air and Other Stories
3. John Creasey
4. Dorothy Sayers, Plain English
5. Ngaio Marsh, Death on the Air and Other Stories
6. Agatha Christie, An Autobiography
7. Dorothy Sayers, Plain English


8. Margery Allingham, Mystery Writer in the Box 

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