Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction
Published by Diogenes as Suspense
Original Title: Plotting and Writing Suspense Fiction
In this book, Highsmith analyzes the key elements of suspense fiction, drawing upon her own experience in four decades as a working writer. Throughout the book, Highsmith illustrates her points with plentiful examples from her own work, and by discussing her own inspirations, false starts, dead ends, successes, and failures, she presents a lively and highly readable picture of the novelist at work.