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
✅ #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!
I want a middle-grade female protagonist, who has some type of unusual or interesting hobby. A junior DJ? A dirt bike racer? A detective? A pet psychic?!? #MSWL
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_MooreUgh. Down with a nasty cold. Should I binge Shetland or Death in Paradise while I leak out of every hole in my face? pic.twitter.com/rPmNaGOgOh
On that note, send me all the atmospheric setting detective stories you got #MSWL (to be read when I stop said leaking).
Let's start off this Monday with a #MSWL! Liza is craving a novel set in India; whether it be a sweeping romance, a brutal crime saga, a funny detective story, or an armchair traveller's journey.
#A6 I’d love to find an exciting MG mystery/detective story, especially if it’s funny too! I’m also always on the lookout for great YA with an unreliable narrator or an intense and overwhelming love story. #SCBWIchat #mswl
Sara Schonfeld @SaraSchonThe pitch: a modern day ghost-hunter, but instead of locating spirits, they're a detective who tracks down exes who have cut off communication.
This is a genuine--and impossible IRL--dream job, so I'd at least like to rep a book about it. #MSWL
gay wrath month @captainstephI spent my vacation reading every Holmes/Watson fic on The Seventeenth Step and am now craving a genuinely queer Sherlock Holmes YA retelling, historical or contemporary #mswl
#MSWL please send me your queer teen detectives