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Vickie Britton is author of the romantic suspense THE DEVIL’S GATE. She and her sister, Loretta Jackson, have co-authored over forty novels, most of them mysteries and mystery-romances. The sisters have co-authored the Jeff McQuede High Country Mystery Series: Murder in Black and White, Whispers of the Stones, and Stealer of Horses. They have also written the eight-book archaeological Ardis Cole Mystery Series and the Pre-Columbian Treasure Series.
The sisters are authors of the contemporary mystery Stone of Vengeance, and the western, Death Comes in Pairs. Their Luck of the Draw western series includes The Devil's Game, The Fifth Ace and The Wild Card.
Their light romances Path of the Jaguar and Nightmare in Morocco have been enjoyed by adults and young adults in several countries.
Vickie's interests include history and criminal justice. She lives in Hutchinson, Kansas.
on April 06, 2011 :
Writers tend to shy away from "formulas" for writing, but every genre has specific criteria to be followed to meet reader expectations. Vickie Britton does an excellent job of laying out a plan to write a mystery novel that will meet reader expectations while leaving plenty of room for the author's creativity to make the story unique. I highly recommend this short guide for anyone writing their first mystery novel. Even authors who have written a mystery before are likely to find useful information here.
(reviewed the day of purchase)