Laurie's Reviews > Don't Murder Your Mystery: 24 Fiction-Writing Techniques to Save Your Manuscript from Turning Up D.O.A.

Don't Murder Your Mystery by Chris Roerden
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May 27, 09

bookshelves: on-my-bookshelf, non-fiction, writing
Read in May, 2009

A lot of this book was skimmable for me, but I found parts really helpful. Roerden enlivens the dry material with an entertaining style and chooses great examples from published novels. A word of warning: the book isn't much about 'How to Write a Mystery'. It's about 'How to Write'. It's clearly geared toward genre writers, but I expected it to focus on that a bit more.

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