Deirdre Power
@deedotpower
Literary Agent
🇮🇪 in 🇬🇧, book stuff @dhabooks @dhachildrens opinions/neuroses my own. cries at everything.
2 MSWL

Middle grade fantasies that are set in our world (so low/lighter on the fantasy side), or stories with a meta layer to them a la lemony snicket, detective fiction, and STEM

Nina Leon
@thisisninaleon
Literary Agent
Associate Agent: @perez_literary MSWL: manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/nina… QM: QueryManager.com/NinaLeon Editing: nina-rachel-leon.co.za
44 MSWL

I’d love to see more crime/detective queries. I’m a big fan of Silent Witness, Vera, Shetland, and Broadchurch! Anything like that would be amazing 🤩 #mswl

Sara Rodgers
@Sara_BA_Rodgers
Editor
Associate Editor @GraydonHouse @HTP_Books 🇺🇦 Ukrainian Canadian🇨🇦 No unagented submissions please 🏳️‍🌈 All opinions are my own
2 MSWL

Please someone send me a grownup Veronica Mars. I'm talking that hard boiled-but-not, sassy detective with a heart of gold. A cast of secondary characters that capture your whole heart and a star-crossed romance with an HEA wouldn't hurt either. #MSWL

Melissa Edwards
@MelissaLaurenE
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @stonesongNYC . Lawyer. Lover of TV, movies, and books. Slow runner. Let Bartlet be Bartlet.
216 MSWL
10 Queries
58 Tips

I am starved for a detective novel with a unique spin. This is what I want in life. #mswl

Daisy Chandley
@daisychandley
Literary Agent
Associate Agent at @pfdagents , exclamation mark enthusiast, egg girl // views model’s own (she/her)
5 MSWL

hugely enjoying working on some stuff that's scratching my nancy drew/twin peaks/japanese detective fiction itch, so just a PSA that if you're working on a non-police sleuthathon - be it fun, dark, or the magic combo of both - please send it my way 🕵️#mswl

Hannah Todd
@PalindromeTodd
Literary Agent
Literary agent @MMLitAgency . Grotesquely optimistic. All views my own. ✨ No pitches via DM please ✨ She/her
21 MSWL

The one thing I AM missing in the crime fiction space is a US series/titles. I'd love a rural US setting with a small town detective by an author with experience living in the States. Immerse me in the life & ensure the characterisation and mystery is still at the forefront #mswl

Hannah Todd
@PalindromeTodd
Literary Agent
Literary agent @MMLitAgency . Grotesquely optimistic. All views my own. ✨ No pitches via DM please ✨ She/her
21 MSWL

In terms of police procedural/detective fiction, I've got some really fab authors on my list in this space so it would have to be utterly standout for me to take it further. So what's your USP? Make sure you get it into the pitch! #mswl

Saskia Leach
@saskialeach_
Literary Assistant
📖 Agent’s Assistant at @KNLitAgency and Secretary of the AAA Bridge Committee 💬 "You chose looks. I chose books." 📚 #RespectRomFic
12 MSWL
2 AskAgent
10 Queries

🩸 Crime 🚓

Likewise, crime with a standout quality is always welcome, whether police procedural, historical crime, detective, psychological crime or crime thriller. Nothing overly gratuitous please!

#MSWL

Ali Lake
@Alexandra__Lake
Literary Agent
@JanklowNesbit | Queries to alake@janklow.com
5 MSWL
1 Tips

I am open to queries again! Check out my updated #MSWL. Seeking:
⭐️NF: memoir, narrative, pop science, self-help, cookbook
⭐️ F: literary, upmarket, horror, thriller, low-fantasy, high-fantasy adventure
⭐️ YA: low fantasy, rom-com, detectives, creepy
manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/ali-…

Amanda Rutter
@ALRutter
Editor
Commissioning Editor at Solaris Books. Owned by three hellhounds. Talks a lot about politics, sports, books and dogs. Knitter, crocheter and lover of loud music
37 MSWL

#MSWL So, I do take mysteries/thrillers and detective stories, and a current want is something in the nature of Silver and Opal Country by Chris Hammer, where the place the novel is set is a character in its own right (in that case, the Australian outback).

Eric Williams
@eric5310pub
Editor
Publisher at @5310publishing spreading happiness every day through books. I'm changing the world, one book at a time! 😁 I'm a bottomless pit of information!
29 MSWL
7 AskAgent
26 Tips

Please more BIPOC and Trans voices, from anywhere in the world! #MSWL

Romance Novels
Historical Fiction
Contemporary Fiction
Speculative Fiction
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Thriller & Suspense
Action & Adventure
Mystery & Detective
LGBTQ+ Fiction

We are accepting MS submissions!

Emily Forney
@EmilyKaitlinnn
Literary Agent
Literary Agent @bookendslit • Undiscovered National Treasure • Neighborhood Book Bimbo • emilykaitlin.com for #MSWL (she/her)
58 MSWL
16 AskAgent

✨Hi I’m back OPEN to queries✨

I’ll make a #mswl thread throughout the day, but here are a few things I’d love to see:

✨romantic fantasies
✨assassins, spies, detectives
✨court fantasies (maybe w/fae)
✨YA contemp. retellings of 90s movies

I’m stoked to find new books!!

Ali Lake
@Alexandra__Lake
Literary Agent
@JanklowNesbit | Queries to alake@janklow.com
5 MSWL
1 Tips

My manuscript wishlist is live! Learn more about the nonfiction, fiction, and YA queries I'm interested in, and if you have a project that seems like a good fit, please send it my way!
#MSWL
manuscriptwishlist.com/mswl-post/ali-…

Emilia Rhodes
@emiliarhodes
Editor
Editorial director at Clarion Books/HarperCollins Childrens. I tweet a lot about dogs, and think a lot about dessert. All opinions are my own. (she/her)
26 MSWL

Again in MG, I’d love to find more grounded or just slightly speculative adventure stories. Spies, detectives, quest and adventure seekers. I’m a sucker for a good competition!

The Blair Partnership
@TBP_agency
Literary Agency
Literary and Entertainment Agency | bit.ly/TBPsubmissions 📝
27 MSWL
6 AskAgent
1 Tips

I’m a huge fan of classic detective fiction, everything from Agatha Christie to Raymond Chandler, and really keen to find something in this area, whether more conventional or with a high-concept/speculative twist. Would love a gripping locked-room mystery #mswl

The Blair Partnership
@TBP_agency
Literary Agency
Literary and Entertainment Agency | bit.ly/TBPsubmissions 📝
27 MSWL
6 AskAgent
1 Tips

Specifically, I'd love some regional crime or some small-town mysteries. I'd also love to see some diversity in my detectives (and as much as I love police procedural, I'd also be keen to read some non-police detective characters!) #mswl

The Blair Partnership
@TBP_agency
Literary Agency
Literary and Entertainment Agency | bit.ly/TBPsubmissions 📝
27 MSWL
6 AskAgent
1 Tips

I would really like to sign some more crime authors! If you are writing classic detective fiction, police procedurals or literary mysteries, please send it my way. #mswl

Eric Williams
@eric5310pub
Editor
Publisher at @5310publishing spreading happiness every day through books. I'm changing the world, one book at a time! 😁 I'm a bottomless pit of information!
29 MSWL
7 AskAgent
26 Tips

#Thriller & Suspense #MSWL

Any, especially caper, cozies, conspiracy theories, disaster, bumbling detective, revenge, investigative, softboiled, heist, suspense, mystery, crime, thriller, spy, psychological, historical, howdunit, whodunit, and romantic thrillers.

Hattie Grunewald
@hatteatime
Literary Agent
Literary Agent. She/her. Great job, great hair. RNA Agent of the Year 2020. Bookseller Rising Star 2020 🌟 'A very precocious twelve year old'. Views my own.
52 MSWL
4 AskAgent

In crime fiction I'm still on the hunt for a great new regional British crime series. I love atmospheric, character driven, rich crime stories like Tana French. I love modern twists on classic detective fiction. I like locked room mysteries and cosy crime villages.