Mystery

Eddie Schneider @eddieschneider · 12 Sep 2018

I would be very here for a middle grade mystery set entirely on a train, with the protagonists traveling as unaccompanied minors cross-country. Whether or not the train's magical. . . *shrug* #MSWL

Lydia Sharp @lydia_sharp · 12 Sep 2018

still on YA:
*mystery/thrillers w/ atypical narrative structure and/or mixed media formats
*paranormal that feels fresh
*adventure-driven stories
*anything with a high-stakes plot
*fairytale retellings that feel fresh
*smart contemporary that makes me laugh and cry
#MSWL

Masha Gunic @masha_gunic · 12 Sep 2018

A solid #YA or #MG mystery is everything. I really don't want to see the ending coming! But even with a good twist, it HAS to be believable. #MSWL

🎃 Ch-hell-sey Emmel-haints 👻 @CKEmmelhainz · 12 Sep 2018

Happy #MSWL day! I acquire *only* adult fiction w mystery, suspense, & crime elements, but in those categories, I'm looking for concepts featuring:
+ Domestic susp w *fresh* hook
+ Small-town mysteries w series potential
+ Dark, twisted, macabre
+ diverse voices, own voices
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Kortney Price @kortney_price · 12 Sep 2018

I would LOVE a super atmospheric historical story featuring a mystery or an element of the paranormal or fantastical. Think The Madman's Daughter by Megan Shepherd #mswl

Hannah Fergesen @HannahFergesen · 12 Sep 2018

I want horror, mystery, and suspense across all categories. Give me serial killers. Give me unreliable narrators. Give me the Satanic Panic. Give me the weird shit. I love dark stories that are challenging and unexpected. #MSWL

Kortney Price @kortney_price · 12 Sep 2018

I'd love to see a gritty or dark YA thriller/suspense/mystery/contemporary story. #mswl

Kortney Price @kortney_price · 12 Sep 2018

Another MG #mswl (I'll get to YA in a bit) is a clever mystery with lots of moving pieces. Think Westing Game by Ellen Raskin or Clue 🔎

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 12 Sep 2018

Lastly in mystery, I'd love to see some diverse cozies land in my inbox. There aren't nearly enough of them, please send more! #mswl

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 12 Sep 2018

In mystery, I'm a sucker for stories where the setting is inseparable from the plot / characters. What Attica Locke does in BLUEBIRD, BLUEBIRD and Jane Harper does in the Aaron Falk books, exceptional. #mswl

Amanda Jain @wensday95 · 12 Sep 2018

Time for some #mswl tweets! Here are just some of the things I'm looking for right now.

In general, I rep adult mystery, romance, women's fiction, some SF/F, and upmarket projects, and love to see historical fiction across all genres. I also rep narrative nonfiction.

Annie Bomke @ABLiterary · 12 Sep 2018

And I like a little genre mixing, so send me your upmarket historical mysteries and psychological sci-fi horror and magical realism retelling of Hamlet. #MSWL

Annie Bomke @ABLiterary · 12 Sep 2018

I am a sucker for cat-and-mouse games and locked room mysteries. #MSWL

Annie Bomke @ABLiterary · 12 Sep 2018

I said it the other day and I'll say it again, I'd love to get more coming-of-age horror. Though I like coming-of-age mixed with mystery too, like the brilliant novel DODGING AND BURNING. #MSWL

Navah WereWolfe @navahw · 12 Sep 2018

I have been on the hunt for a locked spaceship mystery for ages now. #mswl

Annie Bomke @ABLiterary · 12 Sep 2018

I love me a cozy mystery, so keep the cozies coming. The funnier the better! #MSWL

Annie Bomke @ABLiterary · 12 Sep 2018

For YA, I typically go for a contemporary story, though I also like historical and mysteries. #MSWL