Maud Casey is the author of three novels, most recently The Man Who Walked Away, and a story collection, Drastic. She is the grateful recipient of the Italo Calvino Prize, the St. Francis College Literary Prize, and a Guggenheim Fellowship. She lives in Washington, D.C. and teaches at the University of Maryland.
"Ms. Casey summarizes the plots of her selected texts copiously, but her abiding message brings confidence that she hasn't given too much away."--The Wall Street Journal "Books on writing should be inspiring and should remind writers--and readers--why we fell in love with stories in the first place. The Art of Mystery does just this."--The Gazette (Cedar Rapids) "[The Art of Mystery] delves concretely and satisfyingly into the complex pleasures this particular literary climate has to offer."--Pasatiempo "A slim but substantial exploration of the concept of mystery in literature."--Shelf Awareness "A rich survey looking beyond the usual academic treatment, for writers and readers alike."--Library Journal, starred review "This slim but astute volume is an inducement both to read more deeply and to head for ever more unchartered, frozen, mysterious waters."--Kirkus Reviews