Saskia Leach
@saskialeach_
Literary Assistant
📖 Agent’s Assistant at @KNLitAgency 💬 "You chose looks. I chose books." 📚
11 MSWL
1 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
4 MSWL

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
Literary Agent
Literary agent with Azantian Literary Agency. Freelance editor. Accountant by day. Knits and crochets. Owned by two hellhounds.
21 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, OPEN for MS queries
@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!
23 MSWL
7 AskAgent
19 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 • Vampire Enthusiast • Pop culture writer • Neighborhood Book Bimbo • emilykaitlin.com for #MSWL (she/her)
29 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
4 MSWL

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 HMH Books for Young Readers and Etch. 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, OPEN for MS queries
@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!
23 MSWL
7 AskAgent
19 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 Grünewald
@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.
51 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.

Happy Holl-Zabé’s! 🎄
@ZREllor
Literary Agent
Bestselling debut MAY THE BEST MAN WIN🏈| SILK FIRE (July 5th 22)🐉| ACTING THE PART (Fall 22)🎥| assoc. agent @JDLitAgency | rep @RedPenKaitlyn | opinions mine
223 MSWL
3 AskAgent
29 Tips
Becca Podos
@RebeccaPodos
Literary Agent
Reps YA/Romance/SFF at Rees Literary Agency. Author, occasionally. FOOLS IN LOVE out *now* and FROM DUST, A FLAME out 2/22/22. Rep @ericsmithrocks She/they
118 MSWL

#MSWL A story about a young, intrepid girl detective who *isn’t* killed off to spotlight her less competent male counterparts, whose story nobody asked for anyways 😒

Lina Langlee
@LinaLanglee
Literary Agent
Literary agent with @northlitagency . Graceless in the face of free food. Often forgets what goes on in DMs. she/her
18 MSWL
28 AskAgent

So, what I want is:
- A strong voice and clear concept that grabs you immediately
- Straightforward language
- Age appropriate story

If this is you and you are writing funny, magical, adventure or detective MG stories pleeease send in!
katenashlit.co.uk/submissions/

#querytip #mswl

Ronald Gerber
@RGerberAgent
Literary Agent
Literary agent & rights manager at Lowenstein Associates. Kew Gardens resident. Full-time Bruce Springsteen fan. Opinions are my own.
20 MSWL
6 Tips

Knives Out was one of my favs this past year, and I would love to see more books like that: murder mystery/detective stories or really any classic subgenre with a contemporary, socially conscious twist. #MSWL

Mary C. Moore
@Mary_C_Moore
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @K_C_Associates , occasional author, literary nerd, SFF geek, skykid, she, witch.
110 MSWL
42 AskAgent
222 Tips
Mary C. Moore
@Mary_C_Moore
Literary Agent
Literary Agent at @K_C_Associates , occasional author, literary nerd, SFF geek, skykid, she, witch.
110 MSWL
42 AskAgent
222 Tips

Detective stories with intriguing protagonists, a multi-layered community, and vivid settings like BLUEBIRD BLUEBIRD or SHETLAND. #MSWL

Liz Kossnar
@liz_adventures
Editor
Senior editor at LBYR. Lover of music, wine, and the obscure. Quips and opinions my own.
56 MSWL

i'm probably late on this bandwagon, but if i could get a #MG with some detective whodunnit like #KnivesOut i'd love to work on one*!!! #MSWL

*phony southern accent not required