Ayo Onatade is an avid reader of crime and mystery fiction. She has been writing reviews, interviews and articles on the subject for the last 12 years; with an eclectic taste from historical to hardboiled, short stories and noir films
William Ryan and M R Hall have for sometime run a very successful Masterclass on writing crime fiction with the Guardian. They are both successful crime writers in their own right with William Ryan writing a historical series set in Russia featuring Captain Korolev and Matthew Hall writing a series featuring Coroner Jenny Cooper. Together they make a formidable pair when it comes to writing crime fiction and their joint knowledge has resulted in a wonderful book Writing Crime Fiction: An introduction: A 60-Minute Masterclass.
This is a readable guide that concise, well written and certainly one of those books that will ensure that you look carefully at what you are doing and writing. Make no mistake this is not a guide on how to write a crime novel, but it does in my opinion give you a good grounding and insight into what you should be doing and what you need to be aware of. For someone like me who has no intention of writing a crime novel it was still a fascinating read. Writing Crime Fiction: An introduction: A 60-Minute Masterclass is a book that should be read by anyone who wants to write a novel not solely a crime novel.
Fast-paced, well defined and straightforward along with structured information that allows you to easily absorb the knowledge that is being given Writing Crime Fiction: An introduction: A 60-Minute Masterclass is for new authors and experienced writers alike. Every page is well worth it.