The Technique of the Mystery Story

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American writer Carolyn Wells (1862-1942) is best known for her children's books, poetry, and mystery thrillers. Wells, who was raised in Rahway, New Jersey, showed an early aptitude for writing and went on to become a prolific and creative writer. Early in her career, Wells published multiple volumes of poetry and hilarious verse, which helped her establish her reputation as a poet and humourist. But her contributions to the mystery genre-especially her detective novels with well-known sleuths like Fleming Stone and Pennington Wise-are arguably what she is most known for. Wells was a prolific writer as well as an active participant in a number of literary and social groups. She was a member of the Mystery Writers of America and the Poetry Society of America, among other esteemed literary associations. Even though her novels are today regarded as detective fiction masterpieces from the early 20th century, Wells's influence goes beyond the mystery subgenre. She was a talented writer who flourished in a variety of genres, and her body of work still inspires and amuses readers to this day.

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