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5 Mystery-Suspense Books You Won’t Be Able To Put Down

5 Mystery-Suspense Books You Won’t Be Able To Put Down

If you’re like me, you love a good mystery. The more twists, turns, and surprises, the better. Right? Here’s a list of some of the mystery-suspense novels I read this year that I couldn’t put down. I read these in a weekend—a couple of them in a single night. The...

WAITER! THERE’S A DEAD GUY ON PAGE ONE!

So, in a murder mystery, when should the corpse be found? The quick answer is “as soon as possible.” However, there are two rules you must respect: The murder must occur within the first 3 chapters. Anyone who picks up a murder mystery is expecting, well, a murder to...

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...

What is your Mystery Subgenre?

The mystery genre has a deep subgenre which defines the degree of adult language, the amount of gore, the type of sleuth and even the level of investigation, among other things. Understanding your subgenre will help you market the story to the write audience and sell...

Death of a Murder Mystery Novel

The Librarian stepped around the corner of the bookshelf and froze. She raised her hands to her cheeks and screamed. Still, she couldn’t look away. Beaten, battered and ripped apart, it lay in pieces at her feet. Clearly, the book was dead. When the police...