Many San Antonio Public Library locations will return to Contact-Free Pickup and computer appointment service on the usual schedule beginning Saturday, February 20. There are a handful of locations that are unable to open due to weather related circumstances. Please check the Locations page for the latest information.
While McCreless is undergoing renovations, Contact Free Pickup hours will change (see hours for McCreless)
Suspense, Crime, Thriller, and Other Mystery Fiction Exercises From Today's Best Authors and Teachers
The essential handbook for writers of whodunits, techno- thrillers, cozies, and everything in between-featuring never-before- published personal writing exercises from some of today's bestselling and award-winning mystery writers. Now Write! Mysteries, the fourth volume in the acclaimed Now Write! writing guide series, brings together numerous bestselling authors-including winners of and nominees for the Edgar, Hugo, and Shamus awards,-for the definitive guide to writing mysteries, thrillers, and suspense stories. Now Write! Mysteries teaches you everything you've ever wanted to know about crafting a page-turning mystery-from creating a believable detective hero (or terrifying villain), to using real-life cutting-edge investigative techniques to bring your story to life-with practical exercises taken directly from the pros: - Discover the best techniques for seamlessly integrating action into your story with John Lutz, New York Times-bestselling author of Urge to Kill, Night Kills, and Serial. - Learn how to fine-tune your sense of place and setting with Louise Penny, New York Times-bestselling author of the Armand Gamache mysteries. - Take advice from Lorenzo Carcaterra, author of Sleepers and writer/producer for Law & Order, on how to compose a scene that lives up to your character's backstory. - Let Marcia Talley, Agatha- and Anthony-winning author of the Hannah Ives mysteries, show you how to build a memorable, engaging detective. (Hint: It's not about making him flawless.) No other mystery-writing guide offers the road tested wisdom of so many award-winners and bestselling authors in one place. -- From publishers description.