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Book 10: The Mirror Crack'd From Side to Side by Agatha Christie

I’ve finally finished reading another book! It must be the Easter holidays! Joking aside, I’m shocked that I haven’t read a book to the end since February. 358 more words

Historical whodunit not for the po-faced

Michael Clynes The Grail Murders Headline Books 1993

It is 1522 and Edward Stafford, Duke of Buckingham has just been beheaded for treason. Soon afterwards Cardinal Wolsey’s spies start to be bumped off one by one, apparently in revenge for Buckingham’s execution. 601 more words


Forensic Files: Bridging Fiction with Science

Following a sudden, unexpected, or unexplained death, detectives sometimes have very little to work with to solve the case. That’s when they look to forensic science. 337 more words

Mystery Writing 101


Previously on Demons on Church Street
“Cat’s got your tongue Detective? Yeah, I knew you way before you worked for the governor. Just in case you don’t understand yet, I’m saying this is personal. 2,816 more words


Endings: Crisis, Climax & Resolution

You don’t get a second chance to make a final impression.

Obviously, the first five pages are probably the most critical pages in your book. But, your ending may be what your reader always remember. 498 more words

Mystery Writing 101

Deadly Doses: Death by Poisons

“Poison has a certain appeal… it has not the crudeness of the revolver bullet or the blunt instrument.”
— Agatha Christie’s ‘They Do It With Mirrors… 851 more words

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Bad Guys: the whole point of the mystery

Within the logical scene sequence of a mystery novel, a murder is discovered, the sleuth arrives on scene to investigate and then the murderer’s identity is revealed at the end. 462 more words

Mystery Writing 101