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Writing the First Person Detective Novel

The I's Have It!
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"Lewis Cole, a retired 'research analyst' for the U.S. Department of Defense, is trying to live a peaceful life in the small resort town of Tyler, New Hampshire. If only mysteries would stop landing on his doorstep." --- Booklist

"Crime fiction is filled to the brim with first-person narrators; Lewis Cole has a voice to die for." --- Booklist

Product Description:

From award-winning mystery author Brendan DuBois comes this handy and easy-to-follow guide on how *you* can write a first-person detective novel. Author of the Lewis Cole series, DuBois takes you step by step on how to develop your characters, how to choose his or her line of work, and even determine where your characters should reside.

Before worrying about crime and intrigue, beginning authors need to solve the biggest mystery of all: who is their hero, their narrator, their detective?

Portions of this article first appeared in The Writer magazine.

About the author:

Brendan DuBois of New Hampshire is the award-winning author of twelve novels and more than 100 short stories. Seven of his novels are part of the Lewis Cole mystery series, which take place in and award the mysterious New Hampshire seacoast.

His short fiction has appeared in Playboy, Ellery Queen's Mystery Magazine, Alfred Hitchcock's Mystery Magazine, The Magazine of Fantasy & Science Fiction, and numerous other magazines and anthologies including "The Best American Mystery Stories of the Century," published in 2000 by Houghton-Mifflin. Another one of his short stories appeared in in "The Year's Best Science Fiction 22nd Annual Collection" (St. Martin's Griffin, 2005) edited by Gardner Dozois

His short stories have twice won him the Shamus Award from the Private Eye Writers of America, and have also earned him three Edgar Allan Poe Award nominations from the Mystery Writers of America.


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May 2011 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition

Title: Writing the First Person Detective Novel: The I's Have It!
Author(s): Brendan DuBois
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