MWA Presents: brilliant crime writing from
seven decades of Mystery Writers of America.
New or Classic, thriller or traditional mystery —
the best in crime writing comes from MWA.
MWA Anthologies are an exciting mix of bestselling authors and brand-new talent. Each combines the guest editor’s invited contributors with the winners of a blind-judged contest of original pieces, chosen by MWA writers and approved by the guest editor.
MWA Presents: excellence in crime.
How to Write a Mystery
A Handbook by Mystery Writers of America
Released April 2021
Edited by Lee Child, with Laurie R. King
April, 2021 (Scribner)
Seventy of the most successful mystery writers in the business answering the question:
What writing advice do you wish you’d had at the beginning of your career?
MWA Presents: Classics
Our ongoing re-issues of classic anthologies from Mystery Writers of America’s past, stretching back to 1946. The world’s best crime writers, revisited. See them all, here.
April 19, 2022
Edited by SJ Rozan
Everyone comes from someplace. Everyone has somewhere they feel safe. Some people have found their home and are content where they are. Others feel trapped and yearn to go somewhere else. Many are somewhere else and yearn to go back. But evenin these safest of places, sometimes…crime hits home. What happens then?
In this volume, MWA brings together some of today’s biggest crime writers—and some of our most exciting new talents—to consider this question. Each writer has defined home as they see fit: a place, a group, a feeling. The crime can come from without or within. What happens when crime hits home?
When A Stranger Comes to Town
April 20, 2021
Edited by Michael Koryta
No matter how or where they appear, strangers are walking mysteries, complete unknowns in once-familiar territories who disrupt our lives with unease and wonder. In the newest collection of stories by the Mystery Writers of America, each author weaves a fresh tale surrounding the eerie feeling that comes when a stranger enters our midst, featuring stories by prolific mystery writers such as Michael Connelly, Lisa Unger, and Joe Hill.
Super Puzzletastic Mysteries
June 23, 2020
Bestselling author Chris Grabenstein and Mystery Writers of America bring together twenty peerless puzzles — from bestselling authors such as Peter Lerangis, Stuart Gibbs, Lauren Magaziner, Kate Milford, and, of course, Grabenstein himself — in an anthology of mystery short stories that invite readers to try to unravel the riddles themselves.
April 21, 2020
Deadly Anniversaries, a collection of crime and mystery stories from some of the best contemporary authors, all of whom have been invited to put their own unique spin on what it means to recognize a certain day or event every year. An anniversary can take many forms, and by the time this group of bestsellers and award winners is through, none of us will ever look at anniversaries the same way again.
Life is Short and Then You Die
Adolescence is a time of “firsts.” First kiss. First love. First loss. First job. The first taste of adult responsibilities, and the first look at an independent life away from both the restrictions and the security of home.
And in this case, a very different type of “first” — murder.
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