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The Marshall Plan for Novel Writing
4TH EDITION – COMPLETELY REVISED & UPDATED
This is the book which demystified novel writing for a massive audience, a groundbreaking international bestseller on the shelves of thousands of published authors. The Marshall Plan technique is the industry’s #1 go-to novel-writing method for anyone who wants to write a commercial novel—fast.
In this unique guide, agent, editor and novelist Evan Marshall provides an easy-to-follow plan which simplifies the complex process of designing and writing successful commercial fiction.
Jane and Winky Suburban Sleuths #1: Missing Marlene
The last thing a working mom like Jane needs is a call from her young son’s school saying his nanny never arrived to pick him up. Jane Stuart needs the nanny, as she has her hands full as a young widow who runs her own literary agency in the quiet suburban village of Shady Hills, New Jersey. With Marlene missing, Jane begins to wonder if foul play was involved. Marlene is the daughter of an old friend of Jane’s and Jane hired Marlene as a favor. She feels responsible. Jane puts two and two together. What she finds is in the sleepy suburban village of Shady Hills, things are not as tranquil as they appear on the surface.
Jane and Winky Suburban Sleuths #2: Hanging Hannah
In an updated version of Agatha Christie's Jane Marple, single mom and literary agent Jane Stuart hunts for a killer in disguise with Winky, her tortoiseshell cat. After Jane’s last brush with murder (Missing Marlene) landed her in People magazine, Jane wants to throw a birthday party for her son at a local inn. But before anyone can say “make a wish,” the body of an unknown woman is found hanging in the woods behind the inn.
Jane and Winky Suburban Sleuths #3: Stabbing Stephanie
Jane Stuart’s late husband’s cousin Stephanie now lives in Shady Hills. Stephanie has come to Shady Hills to work at Carson & Hart, the Shady Hills publishing company founded by Stephanie’s spoiled and entitled socialite friend, Faith Carson, and her husband Gavin Hart. Only a few days into her job, Stephanie notices things are not quite right at Carson & Hart. When she is found a few days later with a knife in her back, Jane goes undercover and takes a job as at Carson & Hart so she can investigate. Jane knows the truth of what happened to Stephanie is probably in the offices of Carson & Hart. Jane discovers it’s not just that Carson & Hart publishes dreck celebrity biographies. A dangerous killer lurks behind the scenes, one who may be targeting Jane and Winky next.
Jane and Winky Suburban Sleuths #4: Icing Ivy
Jane and Winky Suburban Sleuths #5: Toasting Tina
Jane and Winky Suburban Sleuths #6: Crushing Crystal
Manhattan Mysteries #1: Death Is Disposable
Manhattan Mysteries #2: Evil Justice
Manhattan Mysteries #3: Dark Alley
Anna Winthrop, Garry’s boss and a New York City Department of Sanitation supervisor, demands answers. Anna begins to investigate and is startled to uncover Garry’s secret past, a past which involves shoplifting, drug-dealing, and a deadly episode from his tour in Iraq.
As the days go by, more and more people are found dead—a pretty daycare worker a respected professor, a medical student—all left in the hidden mews around the city. As Anna works to expose the “Mews Murderer” she herself becomes a target. This cold-blooded killer will stop at nothing to escape detection—and to hide a shocking secret from his own life—and to get away with murder.
Manhattan Mysteries #4: City in Shadow
A frightened young woman drops a note on the street outside the apartment where New York City Sanitation Department supervisor Anna Winthrop lives. HELP ME it says and so Anna tries to follow her and speak with her. She spots her dining with a famous doctor, and then in Grand Central Station, running for a train. Each time she gets near, the woman vanishes before Anna can make contact with her. Days later, her body is found in the Hudson River.
Meanwhile, a career-making story leads journalist Nettie Clouchet to uncover a human-trafficking ring in New York City…a woman acts as bait in an effort to track down her missing sister…and Anna’s visiting cousin Patti prowls New York’s dark streets and won’t say why.
All roads lead to The Kirkmore, a sinister apartment tower harboring a horrifying secret.