Hallie Ephron writes about finding her way to writing crime fiction (not via Nancy Drew) ….
July 22, 2019. MYSTERY FANFARE
When I’m asked what books inspired me to write mystery novels, sometimes I go on about how much I loved the Nancy Drew novels. I talk about graduating to the complete works of Agatha Christie, Dorothy Sayers, Ngaio Marsh, and P.D. James. But those authors’ works inspired me to binge read mysteries, not to write them.
Instead, I found my way by first trying and failing to write true crime.