Detective

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · Oct 25

I know I won't see all the #PitDark pitches, so if you have a gritty, dark story set in Victorian London--maybe with a detective, maybe with some magic--and I miss it, send me a query! #mswl

Laurel Symonds @LaurelSymonds · Sep 26

While we’re getting to know each other, how about some #mswl? Today I’ll talk about YA:

- Contemporary with earnest, engaging voices (WHEN DIMPLE MET RISHI, TO ALL THE BOYS, DUMPLIN’)
- Lush fantasy (CARAVAL, Grisha series)
- Sassy girl detective a la Veronica Mars
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Ali Herring @HerringAli · Sep 19

#MSWL I don’t usually ask for thrillers but I’d like one where a detective or FBI agent purchases a used computer at a local junk shop & finds disturbing images on it—including a photograph of a well-known missing person, someone he personally knows. And she may still be alive.

Becky LeJeune @BeckyLeJeune · Sep 13

Ooh, #mswl day! Right now I’m craving great SF/horror mashups, general dark horror, PI mysteries, gothic suspense, and dark thrillers - YA & adult! Diverse voices always a plus!

Sami Isman @SamiIsman · Sep 12

#MSWL Day! Send me your haunting, upmarket and nuanced detective novels, like Tana French and Megan Abbott. More female protagonists please! Complex, coming of age, contemporary relationships, think Marlena and The Immortalists. Adult only.

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Sep 2

"Thriller (legal, medical, political, etc.), Mystery (cozy, private eye, police procedural, etc.)" @CurtisPSLA #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Claire Draper 🏳️‍🌈 @draper_claire · Aug 21

Can I get some Ace and Aro stories? Also a Queer Middle Grade Detective series? a la Nancy Drew? #mswl #mg

Maisie Lawrence @MaisieFrances · Apr 26

It's Adult day for #dvpit and it's my birthday🎈! So here's my birthday #dvpit wish-list: a lesbian detective series, diverse sci-fi (I ❤️ Becky Chambers), diverse historical and I'd love to find a high-concept with a darker side (think Black Mirror in a novel) #MSWL

Maisie Lawrence @MaisieFrances · Apr 25

Holla at #DVPit authors who are pitching commercial fiction! What I would love to find: a lesbian detective series, diverse fantasy or sci-fi, sweeping historical fiction with diverse characters. #MSWL

Leslie Zampetti @leslie_zampetti · Apr 20

I would love a good mystery with a diverse detective that’s not set in another country... #MSWL

P.S. Literary Agency @PSLiterary · Feb 24

"Thriller (legal, medical, political, etc.), Mystery (cozy, private eye, police procedural, etc.)" @CurtisPSLA #MSWL psliterary.com/submissions/

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · Jan 27

WANTED: adult fantasy and sci-fi subs. I want to get lost in your wonderful worlds. I also need cozies & amateur sleuth mysteries. Send query & 1st five pages pasted in an email to: querylynnette (at) theseymouragency (dot) com. #MSWL

Hallmark Publishing @HallmarkPublish · Jan 11

Q: Are you interested in series?
A: We'd love to see contemporary romance and cozy mystery/amateur female sleuth mysteries. In your synopsis, just give us a paragraph or two about books 2 and 3. #mswl

Lynnette Novak @Lynnette_Novak · Jan 1

I'm dying for: psychological thrillers, dark fantasy, "voicy" comp. romance, cool/new worlds in sci-fi & fantasy, amateur sleuths, cozies, & a mystery or thriller that keeps me guessing. #MSWL #adult #YA Send query & 1st 5 pages to: querylynnette (at) theseymouragency (dot) com.

Deborah Nemeth @DebNemeth · 4 Dec 2017

I’m acquiring whodunit mysteries: cozy #mystery, police procedurals, PIs. May have romantic elements and/or paranormal elements. I’m seeking strong hooks, compelling characters, unique settings, clever crime-solving. #MSWL