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
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
🩸 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!
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
#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).
Please more BIPOC and Trans voices, from anywhere in the world! #MSWL
Science Fiction & Fantasy
Thriller & Suspense
Action & Adventure
Mystery & Detective
We are accepting MS submissions!
✨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:
✨assassins, spies, detectives
✨court fantasies (maybe w/fae)
✨YA contemp. retellings of 90s movies
I’m stoked to find new books!!
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!
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!
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
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
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
✅ #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.
Nerd Girl Says @Rachael_ConradJust want to reiterate that we rarely see detective characters in films and TV shows who are sweet and kind to the people that they are helping and not just hardboiled jerks who desperately need therapy and that’s part of the reason why Benoit Blanc is so great in Knives Out. pic.twitter.com/fXJEdGD6DJ
I, too, love friendly and likable detectives! #MSWL
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.
WikiVictorian @wikivictorianSteel with brass wrist mountings and leather top piece prosthetic arm, 1840. London Science Museum. pic.twitter.com/rlakVTsv4F
#MSWL I’d love a book about the lady who used this, maybe as a detective or monster-hunter?
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!
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