I won the St. Martin's Press/Malice Domestic Best Traditional First Mystery Competition, and my book "Posed for Murder" came out in 2009 and was nominated for an Agatha Award. My second book, "Dead in the Water" comes out May 11, 2010. I teach mystery writing and screenwriting.
I read mysteries non-stop, but the authors I always look for are Ruth Rendell, Laura Lippman, Michael Connelly, Harlan Coben, Agatha Christie, Dashiell Hammett... Some I've recently discovered are Laurie King, Will Thomas, Rex Stout, Robert Parker, and Edgar Wallace.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
Red, White and Blue. Short Cuts. The Third Man. Ran. Stand By Me.
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Meredith, Congrats on winning that contest and rest assured that it means your book was good. Best of luck to you when it hits the bookstores, I'll be looking for it. Meanwhile, I'd love to be your friend and look forward to following your successes. Keep writing.
Hi Meridith, so sorry it took so long to get back to you, I've been dragging my feet and have suddenly had a burst of 'New Year Enthusiasm'.
Good for you on getting your book published - there are so many inspiring people on this site - I really have no excuse not to get mine finished!
All the best for 2008, x
I know, I have your anthology for the March Docket. Let me know when you find out the month.
I see Margot is recommending Lord Peter to you. I'll second that and the newer books by a modern author that finished Sayers unfinished plus one.