Three American mystery writers with very different styles are worth sampling. Aspiring writers would do well to study all three of these outstanding writers.
1. Mary Higgins Clark known as the “Queen of Suspense,” emphasizes suspenseful plots and strong female sleuths. She has written twenty-four novels. Her award-winning books are best sellers in France as well as the U.S.
2. Elizabeth George, famous for her Inspector Lynley series, sets her novels in England. Her novel A Great Deliverance won several awards. Her mysteries were televised and shown in the United States.
3. Janet Evanovich’s lead character, inept bounty hunter Stephanie Plum chases bad guys in New Jersey. Plum and her partner, a former prostitute, run into all sorts of hilarious situations as they bungle their way through Evanovich’s mystery series.