A few #mswl bits I'll be on the hunt for in 2023: fun mystery/crime (think Finlay Donovan or Sunshine Vicram), horror (Stephen Graham Jones, Grady Hendrix), journalistic + narrative nonfiction (Patrick Radden Keefe, Jane Mayer, Erik Larson), and pop science (Brusatte, Imbler)!
Next week is September which is practically October which is practically Halloween, so I declare spooky season officially open. Writers, bring me your witches, your murders, your haunted houses, your true crime, your spooky nonfiction. Bring it all. #mswl
Feeling murdery, as always. Send me your books! Cozies, historical or contemporary mysteries, true crime, psychological suspense, thrillers. I'm open. #MSWL
#mswl for my nonfiction writing friends:
*I'm currently devouring Patrick Radden Keefe's SAY NOTHING & would love to find a book in this vein. History or history / true crime that reads like a thriller.
*PopScience that takes a deep dive into a subject. Think SPYING ON WHALES.
Many things put me in the mood for murdery reading, but it's especially true when the weather gets cold. Send me all your murder books! Your contemporaries, your historicals, your cozies, your true crime. #MSWL
I'm always looking for crime / mystery / thriller subs of all sorts, both contemporary and historical. If you've got a project in the vein of Sherry Thomas, Tana French, Attica Locke, Jane Harper, or Louise Penny, I'd love to see it. #mswl
My 2019 goal is more nonfiction. Bring me your food histories, social histories, material culture proposals, true crime projects, gimme all of 'em. Basically, if it's nonfiction, I wanna see it. #mswl
I'll send out some more in-depth #mswl tweets next week, but in the meantime, two things I'd really love to see more of in my inbox are dual timeline narratives and crime / mystery novels, historical or contemporary. Send 'em!