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Check out the True Crime books in H_NGM_N

Check out the True Crime books in H_NGM_N

The Number One question I’ve been getting from readers about H_NGM_N has been, “Where can I find the true crime books Tori reads?” Tori solves the murder of her childhood friend by comparing the clues she finds to clues found in the true crime books...

5 Mistakes killing your book

I’ve been reading some Indie novels in a GoodReads review group and I’ve noticed several common writing mistakes. Some of them seem very remedial for published authors, and I wanted to call them out on it. Instead, I held back. So, I’m going to post them here. Writing...

The murder must always be believable

I just finished reading a mystery novel in which a wife was pushed over the side of a cliff while trying to reconcile with her estranged husband. The husband was the obvious suspect, but in the end it turned out to be her jealous, wheelchair-bound sister who actually...

Rules for Writing a Mystery Novel

Like any good game, there are rules to writing a good mystery. The author challenges the reader to solve the crime before the detective. The reader expects there to be clues leading to the correct answer, and trusts that everything will come together in the end.  So,...