How to Write Crime Fiction

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From the founder of the Thriller School in Santa Monica, a practical guide with step-by-step exercises to develop crime writing skills

This book provides a comprehensive overview of all the different kinds of crime fiction, with examples from successful contemporary writers in each of the different genres. Clear explanations and exercises will help the beginning writer hone their craft and discover the kind of crime fiction, plots, themes, and language, that work best for them.


Sarah Williams is an author with more than over 80 published books, mainly children’s non-fiction and school textbooks. She founded and for more than five years has run the Thriller School, with branches in Oxford and Santa Monica, where readers, writers, scientists, and crime fighters come together to explore all the different facets of crime fiction writing. She is a member of the Society of Authors and of the Crime Writers Association.