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by Austin Lugar,Jim Huang

eBook Mystery Muses: 100 Classics That Inspire Today's Mystery Writers download ISBN: 096258049X
Author: Austin Lugar,Jim Huang
Publisher: Crum Creek Press; 1 edition (November 1, 2006)
Language: English
Pages: 224
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Category: Literature
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We asked 100 published writers: “Did a mystery set you on your path to being a writer? Is there a classic mystery . These essays are not just about 100 beloved books

These essays are not just about 100 beloved books. They are just as much about 100 of the genre’s finest current practitioners, writers who respect the past and who continue to be inspired by classics as they define the future of the mystery story. Jim Huang & Austin Lugar.

MYSTERY MUSES is the third to date

MYSTERY MUSES is the third to date. 100 mystery writers tell readers what author and/or specific book made them want to write a mystery, or think they could. Most of the answers came as no surprise. Who would be stunned to see Agatha Christie’s name, or Carolyn Keene? Chandler, Hammett, Carr - all make their appearance. I know it has added to my list of books that I’d like to read. Jul 17, 2017 Christophe Van rated it liked it.

The book further went on to win the Anthony Award for Best Critical Nonfiction in 2007.

Jim Huang and Austin Lugar compiled many answers to that question in their book about mystery classics. One hundred present-day writers tell about a book that had something to do with pushing them toward writing in this genre.

Jim Huang, Austin Lugar. Crum Creek Press, 2006 - Literary Collections - 224 pages. Is there a classic mystery that remains important to you today?" Find their answers in: MYSTERY MUSES: 100 CLASSICS THAT INSPIRE TODAY'S MYSTERY WRITERS

Jim Huang, Austin Lugar. Is there a classic mystery that remains important to you today?" Find their answers in: MYSTERY MUSES: 100 CLASSICS THAT INSPIRE TODAY'S MYSTERY WRITERS. Bibliographic information.

Huang, Jim; Lugar, Austin (2006-01-01). Mystery Muses: 100 Classics that Inspire Today's Mystery Writers. Crum Creek Press, The Mystery Company.

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For a follow-up to our Agatha and Anthony-award winning collections of essays, 100 FAVORITE MYSTERIES OF THE CENTURY (2000) and THEY DIED IN VAIN: OVERLOOKED, UNDERAPPRECIATED AND FORGOTTEN MYSTERY NOVELS (2003), we asked 100 published mystery writers: "Did a mystery set you on your path to being a writer? Is there a classic mystery that remains important to you today?" Find their answers in: MYSTERY MUSES: 100 CLASSICS THAT INSPIRE TODAY'S MYSTERY WRITERS.
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Darkshaper
Jim Huang and Austin Lugar compiled many answers to that question in their book about mystery classics. One hundred present-day writers tell about a book that had something to do with pushing them toward writing in this genre.

Many cite books that stood out as "life-altering" - - and some even have favorite editions; I know that allegiance. Will one of your favorite authors be your starting point? We naturally judge a reviewer by our personal estimate of a title. But these are essays with a difference - - the judges have themselves struggled to make plots 'work' and they are also experienced at taking criticism,
and learning from it.

It is a delight to browse through these selections - from Nancy Drew to Dick Francis to Stephen King! It is like conversing with very articulate friends who can help you understand better your own enthusiasms. Valid points are made, preferences weighed and - beware! - some endings revealed. [...]

You and I will remember ways in which these & other authors were influential in our own lives, and we doubtless envy Huang & Lugar the fun of putting together this collection. What a lovely, absorbing distraction for a winter's day.
Wohald
What book sticks in the mind of your favorite author? What book made that writer decide to write a mystery? MYSTERY MUSES sets out to answer that question, and does a pretty good job of it. It will come as no surprise that Christie, Sayers, Doyle, and Allingham are frequently mentioned, as are Hammett, Chandler, Chesterton and Stout. There is someone who credits Freddie the Pig as an inspiration, and gives cogent reasons for that credit. MYSTERY MUSES will send many of us back to favorites unread for a while, and will no doubt add to some To Be Read stacks; there are some surprising entries.