Last month we looked at some of the major types of murder mysteries in lit today. The Whodunit and the Hard-Boiled Detective are classic tropes in mystery fiction. Let’s finish up the list with four more favorites. The Pastiche is really big right now. You may not know the term,
There really must be a murder, or at least a major felony — otherwise, what’s the point? Who’s ripping off the hand towels at the Dorchester Hotel is hardly the business of a mystery novel. — Howard Haycraft When I say I am a novice writer, people ask, “What kind
Celebrations surrounding the 100th anniversary of Agatha Christie’s debut novel, The Mysterious Affair at Styles, have shed fresh light on the Queen of Crime. The result? A new generation of readers is discovering her twisty tales and macabre mysteries. For us more seasoned Christie fans, there is always something new
With the success of books like Gone Girl and Girl Last Seen, thrillers have really hit their high mark in popularity over the past few years. Mysteries, however, are beginning to make a comeback with some of the best titles to hit the genre in over a decade. Following are
I have some exciting news! Yesterday I published Murder After Midnight, my first mystery novella in an unabashedly Agatha Christie style (now available on Amazon). Now, to get into the spirit of the Grand Dame of Golden Age Murder, I asked each of my newsletter subscribers to send me the
For those of you who have been following me since the beginning, first I want to say “Thank you!” With my first book finally in print, the response has been overwhelming. There are almost 1,000 copies in print or downloaded, which for an unknown, self-published title is outstanding. And I
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Love classic mysteries? Sign up for my monthly newsletter, Fatal Fiction, and I’ll send you a free copy of Masters of Murder, my brief guide to mystery’s Golden Age. You’ll also get news on my new releases and chances to win other amazing stuff.