Gretchen Schmid @gl_schmid · May 11

eternal #mswl: character-driven historical epics (think the next Gabaldon or Follett); twisty, page-turning suspense & noir; snappy, quirky, fresh narrative nonfic; & incisive memoir that uses author’s personal story to explore a larger topic. big soft spot for dance/music/arts!

Annie Bomke @ABLiterary · 24 Sep 2019

I just finished WESTSIDE last night, and it has a lot of qualities I'm looking for: historical, noir, speculative element, gorgeous writing, great voice. #MSWL

Rosie Jonker @RosalieCJonker · 12 Sep 2018

If I could manifest ONE book onto my desk, it'd be a thoughtful look at issues of race and class in the American South...wrapped up in a domestic noir or Tana French-y mystery. A tall order, I know! But one of y'all has to be writing it, right? #MSWL

Alex Arnold @alexyarnold · 28 Mar 2018

"An edge-of-your-seat noir about an agoraphobic coven's adventure to transcend their mother's death" #MSWL, please…

Victoria Marini @LitAgentMarini · 22 Mar 2018

#MSWL YA Historical Mystery! Whether it's fun & funny (think MISS FISHER) gothic, noir, procedural or lawless... get at me!

Brenna “ACAB” English✨Loeb @benglishhh · 12 Sep 2017

Would love to see noir detective stories set in almost any other genre but the mystery must be central/taken seriously! #mswl

Annie Bomke @ABLiterary · 12 Sep 2017

Basically I'm still looking for all my old #MSWL requests: Victorian era; evil children; remote places; noir; unreliable narrators, etc.

Kim Lionetti @BookEndsKim · 22 Jun 2017

Finishing 1st season of #Riverdale on #Netflix. Would love #YA w/ smart, brooding loner MC like Jughead or campy noir w/ a Cheryl. #MSWL

Hattie @hatteatime · 13 Apr 2017

Huge fan of domestic noir that gets under the skin - I've seen bad mothers by the bucketload but what about fathers and daughters?

ellen @ellencormier · 28 Feb 2017

#MSWL: A Riverdale-esque YA retelling of a classic, non-murdery tale. But less soapy, more literary, and turn the noir up to 11.

Erica Bauman @Erica_Bauman · 24 Feb 2017

#MSWL: I'd love a noir told from the femme fatale POV, rather than the PI.

Annie Bomke @ABLiterary · 17 Feb 2017

I'd love to see more noir w/ a strong sense of place and memorable voice. Hillbilly noir. Noir set in foreign counties & small towns. #MSWL

Lisa Abellera @LisaAbellera · 8 Feb 2017

Noir-ish neo-cold war espionage thriller in a Resistance-vs-Putin/Trump-like world w/flawed heroes, complex bad guys & sense of place. #MSWL