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How Old Was Your Favorite Mystery Author When They Published Their First Book?

Find out how writers from all walks of life ended up putting pen to paper.

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Donna Leon - 50 years old

Death at La Fenice

Death at La Fenice

By Donna Leon

Michael Crichton - 24 years old

Odds On

Odds On

By Michael Crichton and John Lange

Margaret Truman - 56 years old

Murder in the White House

Murder in the White House

By Margaret Truman

Walter Mosley - 38 years old

how old was your favorite mystery author

Devil in a Blue Dress

By Walter Mosley

Stieg Larsson - Posthumous

how old was your favorite mystery author

The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo

By Stieg Larsson

Gillian Flynn - 35 years old

how old was your favorite mystery author

Sharp Objects

By Gillian Flynn