"Writing a Killer Mystery"
a writing workshop with Hallie Ephron
Wednesday, March 31, 2010 at 7 p.m.

You know you’re reading a great mystery novel when you’re up at three in the morning, unable to put it down. When you finally get to sleep, the characters go romping around in your dreams. You get to the final page and smack yourself in the head because the solution is a complete surprise, and yet so obvious in retrospect. So how do you write a great mystery? This workshop demystifies the art and artifice, and gets down to the nuts and bolts of writing a killer mystery novel.

Hallie Ephron is a writer, book reviewer, and writing teacher. Her gripping psychological suspense novel "Never Tell a Lie" (William Morrow) earned a starred PW review. Just out in a paperback edition, critics call it "stunning" and a "deliciously creepy tale of obsession." The novel has been optioned for film and translated into 7 languages. She is hard at work on another stand-alone psychological suspense novel for early 2011.

Hallie combined writing talent with a love of teaching in her Edgar-nominated "Writing and Selling Your Mystery Novel: How to Knock 'Em Dead with Style." Hallie teaches writing workshops at conferences across the country. Hallie is also the crime fiction book reviewer for the Boston Globe, and author of several books for readers including "The Bibliophile's Devotional: 365 Days of Literary Classics." Hallie is a member of the New England chapter of "Sisters in Crime."

Visit Hallie Ephron's website at www.hallieephron.com

 

This is a One Book Chelmsford program