Mystery & Horror Writing, Week Eight

This week’s theme is “The Criminal.” We will be discussing:

  • Agatha Christie’s “Witness for the Prosecution”
  • Patricia Highsmith’s “The Heroine” (from Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives, ed. Sarah Weinman)
  • Nedra Tyre’s “A Nice Place to Stay” (from Troubled Daughters, Twisted Wives, ed. Sarah Weinman)

We will also be sharing our urban legend adaptations and discussing how we chose to write them, their similarities, and their differences. We will also be pairing up and interviewing each other as our protagonists, in order to better understand our characters.

Next week’s theme is “Detectives & Noir.” We will be reading:

  • Edgar Allan Poe’s “The Murders in the Rue Morgue”
  • Stephen King’s “Umney’s Last Case” (from Nightmares & Dreamscapes)
  • G.K. Chesterton’s “In Defense of Detective Stories”
  • Raymond Chandler’s “The Simple Art of Murder”

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