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)!
Feels a bit like tweeting into the void, but before this bird app fully tanks I would really love it if someone sent me a mystery/suspense/thriller with some Mare of Easttown vibes. #MSWL
Amanda Jain @wensday95I love the Sunshine Vicram series with my whole dang heart. If you're working on a fun mystery like those books, please keep me in mind when you query. #mswl
Re-tweeting because it's still true! Sunshine Vicram, Finlay Donovan, bring me your ass-kicking, mystery solving, funny, independent women. #mswl
A few specific #mswl bits I'm on the hunt for at the moment: character-driven sci-fi (THE LAST WATCH), gothic horror (THE HAUNTING OF HILL HOUSE), immersive mystery (Attica Locke's Highway 59 series), and journalistic nonfiction (Patrick Radden Keefe is a favorite).
Suleikha Snyder @suleikhasnyderI want one of my fellow South Asian authors to pen a cozy mystery series starring elderly desi aunties. Think of the punny title possibilities! CHAI AND PUNISHMENT. CHAAT THROUGH THE HEART. MASALA MOST FOUL.
Hi! Good morning! This is your semi-annual reminder that while I'm looking for diversity and own voices across the board, I am particularly interested in seeing submissions in the mystery and historical romance genres. Please send! #mswl
Feeling murdery, as always. Send me your books! Cozies, historical or contemporary mysteries, true crime, psychological suspense, thrillers. I'm open. #MSWL
ML Brennan @BrennanMLI think what I'd really like right now is a cozy British village murder mystery show where Patrick Stewart and Ian McKellen are elderly widower neighbors who bicker a lot about their gardens, and also solve crimes. And there's a super hot grandson who has to drive them around.
Jessica Faust @BookEndsJessicaSome @bookendslit #MSWL for you. I'll add mine to Kim's: #ownvoices, women's fiction, upmarket/book club fiction, LGBTQ voices, suspense, thrillers, books set outside the US. twitter.com/BookEndsKim/st…
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
Amanda Jain @wensday95The Gilded Age? A run-down mansion? Secrets? Sign me up! #mswl
BookEnds Literary Agency @bookendslit@wensday95 wants #Historicalfiction with a slight #speculative or #horror bent like Alma Katsu's THE HUNGER or Sarah Perry's THE ESSEX SERPENT
BONUS: she also wants contemp mystery/thriller where setting is integral like Jane Harper's books or Attica Locke's BLUEBIRD, BLUEBIRD.
I'd love to see some adult fiction set in the seedy, gritty underbelly of an 18th- or 19th-century city. A super immersive setting with magic? A mystery? Both?? Whaddaya got for me #amquerying writers? #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!
Mystery: historical--again, especially diverse historical--cozies, and mysteries with so much atmosphere you can practically wring it out of the pages. If your setting is integral to your story, I want to see it! #mswl
It finally feels like Fall here, and it makes me want a story with a bite in the air. Give me wind and rain and secrets and mysteries, maybe a hulking castle or lonely croft on the moor. Something you can practically squeeze the atmosphere out of. #mswl