Mysteries for Adults

Watch For Murder On A Tuesday Coming Soon!

The last touches are now being placed to finalize my cozy mystery story Murder on a Tuesday, and the book will be available soon. It always seems like a long process to go from the first idea, the writing, the editing, and then the creation of the book complete with cover, copyright, ISBN number, dedication, and the acknowledgements. However, it has actually taken less than a year to complete this one, but I seem to live inside a book until it’s finished, and then finally come out to see what’s going on in the world. {Read More}

You May Be A Reader Who Would Love Cozy Mysteries

Cozy murder mysteries usually fly off the shelves of bookstores, and fans often pre-order them when their favorite authors advertise new books soon to be published. The cozy mystery is a subgenre of crime fiction, and as in all crime narratives, the cozy presents a crime that must be solved. This particular subgenre omits graphic sex and violenceand is becoming increasingly popular with readers of both sexes and all ages. If you haven’t discovered it yet, it’s time you took a look! {Read More}

Here Is A Glimpse Of Murder On A Monday

People who are fond of murder mysteries, especially the “cozy” stories that offer mysteries excluding graphic sex and violence—or, at least, without dwelling on these matters—will enjoy Murder on a Monday, the first of the Rachel Mathews mysteries.
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Why Murder On A Monday Is Defined As A “Cozy” Mystery

In any murder mystery—a mystery in the category of crime fiction—there is at least one murder, one or more people trying to find the killer, clues, red herrings, and finally a solution. A cozy mystery is a subgenre of crime fiction, and has particular characteristics, which separates cozies from hardcore crime fiction. {Read More}

Murder On A Monday—The Cover Reveal!

My new murder mystery, Murder On A Monday, A Rachel Mathews Murder Mystery published by High Tide Publication Incorporated, is at press, and the cover has now been revealed! I hope it gives readers a good idea of what’s in store, and I’ll let you know when and where it can be purchased soon. {Read More}

Times Are A-Changin’ And Writers Must Be A-Changin’ Too

Times are a-changin’ which means all writers must keep a-changin’ too, if we want to be published and read. Long-gone is the myth of the writer in the cold-water flat banging away on a typewriter and sending the results to a big name publisher who “discovers” a brilliant story within the coffee-stained pages. It’s not happening in this day and age.

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Finding A Traditional Publisher Takes Time—Lots Of It

When you set out to find a traditional publisher for your manuscript (MS), you know it will take a lot of time. You probably know that an agent can help you, or you may have already tried to find one, or you may have decided at the outset to submit to publishers without an agent.

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How To Prepare An MS for A Traditional Publisher

If you want to find a traditional publisher for your manuscrupt (MS), you must prepare it with the utmost care, and enlist all the people you need to help you eliminate any errors. You must also write an excellent query letter, a synopsis or a summary, and a suitable biography. {Read More}

Do You Need An Agent to Find a Traditional Publisher?

Must you have an agent to find a traditional publisher? No, you don’t. However, an agent can introduce you and your manuscript (MS) to well-known, big publishing houses willing to invest money in a new author but are unwilling—and no longer need—to search them out themselves. They trust agents to do that for them. As a result, they generally refuse to read unagented submissions.
Having an agent, therefore, means there will be many more traditional publishers willing to look at your work.

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Buy Your Copy Of Murder On A Monday In Early 2018

High Tide Publications, a traditional US book publisher, will offer my mystery story, Murder On A Monday, to readers in early 2018. Is this a big deal? Am I thrilled? Yes, yes, it’s a very big deal and I’m really thrilled!

Many people, including other writers, urged me to self-publish, but I resisted the coaxing. I knew what was best for me and I’m glad I struggled through the process of finding a traditional publisher. {Read More}

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