The Key Elements of a Captivating Mystery Novel

Readers have come to expect that certain story elements are present when reading fiction books in their favorite genre. Mystery readers are no different. In order for writers to capture the attention and interest of these readers, they must include an intriguing main character (whether that's an amateur sleuth or a police detective), introduce the crime early on, and keep the readers guessing as to who committed the crime. A surprise, twist ending always helps too! In this collection of interviews, award-winning and bestselling mystery authors discuss their writing process and the elements that make their books appealing to readers.

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