Matt Wesolowski’s Six Stories follows this premise. It is the written transcript of Scott King’s podcast. Scott's goal is to rake up old graves. He takes cold cases and looks at them again, but not as a detective or reporter.
Suspense: KILLING FLOOR by Lee Child
I once read of a technique that is commonly used by suspense writers to raise the tension level in a book. It involves breaking up sentences. Adding variety. Making it sound like a mind in the midst of a complicated problem.
Entering the Mystery Genre
Aware that I haven’t the slightest idea of how to write a mystery, I began searching for good ones to read. Ever loyal to the classics, I am reading Agatha Christie–but since what I’m writing is present-day, I’m also looking for modern mysteries.
Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls by Lynn Weingarten
Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls--the book title was clever. I'm not sure what I expected to find once I started reading. This is a good thing. Any book title is used to draw readers in: it makes them want to lift the cover and glance at the first page, where there should be a hook. … Continue reading Suicide Notes from Beautiful Girls by Lynn Weingarten
Book Review: The Paris Winter by Imogen Robertson
The Paris Winter leaves a proper chill in your soul after you finish reading it. It is the haunting story of Maud Heighton, an English painter who takes art classes in Paris, all the while struggling to get her daily meal. Her situation doesn't go unnoticed at the academy, especially when she starts to lose … Continue reading Book Review: The Paris Winter by Imogen Robertson