Especially short ones? I have only 1,000 words or less to write up a synopsis of my crime novel, so does anyone have any tips as to how to write an effective crime synopsis in a very small space? Obviously in this genre there's a lot of twists, clues etc, stuff that is important to later developments in the story. I saw some pointers elsewhere about missing out all but the crucial plot elements, but one thing I've made sure of is that all my plotlines etc tie up to each other and interact with each other, so anything I miss out of the synopsis, later parts of the story then don't make sense, if you see what I mean.

So any idea how I can summarize? Anyone come up against this before?