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Page Street classes are taught by published authors and publishing professionals, and are open to everyone

We limit our class size to 15, to ensure everyone receives attention

mystery & Thriller workshop

taught by NY Times & usa today bestselling author, cara black
Sunday, April 3
2 pm - 5 pm

In this mystery and thriller writing workshop you’ll learn about whodunits, howdunits, the whydunits in writing a mystery.

Planting clues, finding the evidence, weeding out the suspects and how to weave it all together in a compelling story.

Are you working on a high stakes thriller? Thinking of writing a cozy mystery? A domestic suspense? A private eye novel?

These all use similar writing techniques. We’ll talk about creating a multi-dimensional villain/esse - the architect of your noir - who orchestrates your story in a thriller or a traditional mystery. Setting and sense of place and of course, just the facts ma'am.


How to get police, medical pathologists roles and procedure correctly and yes, getting it right even if you’re writing a Sherlock Holmes pastiche. It’s all in the details! 

instructor bio
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class is limited to 15 participants

Proof of vaccination required

Cara Black is the New York Times and USA Today bestselling author of 20 books in the Private Investigator Aimée Leduc series, which is set in Paris. Cara has received multiple nominations for the Anthony and Macavity Awards, a Washington Post Book World Book of the Year citation, the Médaille de la Ville de Paris—the Paris City Medal, which is awarded in recognition of contribution to international culture—and invitations to be the Guest of Honor at conferences such as the Paris Polar Crime Festival and Left Coast Crime. She lives in Noe Valley with her husband, a former bookseller. Her latest book is MURDER AT THE PORTE DE VERSAILLES more at

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