Usually, mysteries are published in series. Once you have established an engaging main character and a perfect setting (according to Bowker, Americans like their mysteries set in “the misty bogs of Scotland and London’s Trafalgar Square” – but New York or Rome will do in a pinch) you are in business forever.
Because human beings are hunters at heart, there is an insatiable demand for whodunnits. Roughly 48% of those who purchased novels last year bought mysteries.
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- Sisters in Crime listserv, including special guests on "Mentor Mondays"
- Regional chapters, including The Guppies, a support and critique group for unpublished writers
- Website link to titles by Sisters in Crime authors via WorldCat, a global catalog of library collections
- An institutional presence at national and regional book events, mystery conferences and festivals with opportunities for individual author participation and/or distribution of promotional materials
- An ongoing mystery review project that monitors media coverage of female and male authors
- Our blog written by board members and other distinguished SinC members
- Our monthly "SinC Links"—a digest of "news you can use" about the mystery business
- New Sisters in Crime interactive map to find SinC authors and their most recent titles
- Discounts for Members in 2013 - Gotham Writing Workshops and Writers' Police Academy
- Reports from SinC's annual publishers summit
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