An Achingly Mysterious Mystery
Sara O'Connor is Editorial Director of Print and Digital at Hot Key Books (a division of Bonnier) and a staunch supporter of SCBWI (the Society of Children's Book Writers and Illustrators). She co-founded the Undiscovered Voices project which has transformed the lives of children’s authors who have since landed publishing deals that have won and been nominated for a number of awards. Her first job in the industry was as an editorial assistant at Little Brown Books for Young Readers in New York. She joined Working Partners in London where she has worked on series like Rainbow Magic and My Sister the Vampire. She moved to Hodder Children’s Books managing the Enid Blyton publishing program and acquiring projects like internet sensation JackDrawsAnything.com, and A Witch in Winter by Ruth Warburton.
I am aching for a good mystery series — could be contemporary or historical or any genre.
I think I'd prefer for the middle grade age range, but really I just want a writer who can create a brilliant detective and weave a twisty, turny, action-packed plot with clues and red herrings, and keep me guessing to the very end.
Mysteries I've loved:
LOTS by Agatha Christie
|The creator of Miss Marple and Poirot|
The Lady Grace Mysteries
Encyclopedia Brown (for those Americans out there)
The No 1 Ladies' Detective Agency
|A still from the HBO TV series based on the novels |
by Alexander McCall Smith
Fabulous characters (first and foremost), great settings, strong mystery elements.
Pretty please? I've been very good this year.