Saturday, January 10, 2009

Every Writer's Library Should Include:

Andrew McAleer, author of Mystery Writing in a Nutshell (The World's Most Concise Guide to Crime and Suspense Writing), has published a book that should be in every writer's library. The 101 Habits of Highly Successful Novelists is available through

McAleer is an accomplished writer whose books include: Appearance of Counsel, the Afterword to the Edgar Award-winning biography, Rex Stout: A Majesty's Life, and the well-received P.I. novel, Double Endorsement. The editor of Crimestalker Casebook, Mr. McAleer is an active member of the Private Eye Writers of America and the Mystery Writers of America. He has contributed to numerous publications including The Strand, Mystery Scene, Hardbroiled, Mystery Time, The Baker Street Dispatch, Whitechapel Journal, Futures, The Lizzie Borden Quarterly, and The Gazette: Journal of The Wolfe Pack. His legal essays include a critical analysis of the Lizzie Borden Grand Jury and the History of Suffolk Law School. President of the Boston Authors Club, Mr. McAleer practiced criminal law privately in Massachusetts and taught The Master Sleuths at Boston College. He is the 2003 winner of the Speckled Band's Sherlock Holmes Revere Bowl Award. At this time he is pursuing a life-long ambition and is a new member of the United States Army.

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