• Mystery Writing

    What Makes a Good Mystery?

    As with any kind of writing, in order to be a decent mystery writer you have to also read mysteries. My nose is often buried in a book during my off hours. Right now I’m working through Victoria Laurie’s Ghost Hunter Mysteries and I’ll soon pick up the second Bubbles Yablonsky book from Sarah Strohmeyer (so far two very well-paced series). I recently finished all books available, other than the one just released, in both mystery series from Elaine Viets. You can probably see a trend here. When it comes to most mysteries I tend to enjoy quick reads I can devour after a long day. I gravitate toward female…