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Mystery Novel

A Dark and Stormy Night: 10 Tips for Writing a Paranormal Mystery

Wendy Webb | Posted 06.26.2013 | Books
Wendy Webb

Were there hard and fast rules I followed when writing? Not likely. I'm lazier than that. Was there a formula for a succesful novel? If there were, we'd all be bestselling authors. What was I going to tell this room full of people who had paid money to glean knowledge from me?

The First Rule of Ten by Gay Hendricks & Tinker Lindsay

Dr. Susan Corso | Posted 04.14.2012 | Books
Dr. Susan Corso

It's about time some visionary publisher woke up to those of us who are spiritual and readers here on earth!

Mystery, Clues, Suspense -- Just Another Day on the Job

Dennis Palumbo | Posted 01.11.2012 | Books
Dennis Palumbo

As a mystery writer, I believe that crime stems from strong emotions, and strong emotions stem from conflict.

The Beach Trees Examines Rebuilding the Mississippi Coastal Towns

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 07.18.2011 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

If you have an affinity for New Orleans and the Louisiana/Mississippi coast, then you will want to read The Beach Trees. It will take you there, and keep you there for the length of the story.

A Great Read: The Language of Secrets

Marcia Meier | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Marcia Meier

Dianne Dixon's debut novel, The Language of Secrets, is destined to become this year's The Memory Keeper's Daughter and a perennial book club favorite.

A Chinese Sherlock Holmes

Arthur Rosenfeld | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Arthur Rosenfeld

If you have an interest in ancient China or simply wish to better understand that country today, van Gulik's Judge Dee novels are especially attractive, but beyond that, they are also truly addictive.

No Evidence of Kellerman's Talent In His Latest Novel

Jackie K. Cooper | Posted 05.25.2011 | Books
Jackie K. Cooper

In Evidence, the step by step solving of the murders is so procedural it borders on boring. Where is the inventiveness that was there at the start of this series?

The No. 1 Ladies' Detective Agency: Endearing, but not Engaging

Jessica Gross | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Jessica Gross

If you're looking for a series to watch before bedtime or after a stressful day, The No. Ladies' Detective Agency is for you. But for challenging and emotive television, look elsewhere.