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Christian Belz has been a practicing architect in Metro Detroit for 29 years, with experience in retail, educational, and industrial projects. He is a member of Detroit Working Writers. He won the Grand Prize in Aquarius Press's 2011 Bright Harvest Prize for his short story "Chambers". Christian's fiction has appeared in Writers' Journal, The Story Teller Magazine, and Wicked East Press's anthology: Short Sips, Coffee House Flash Fiction Collection 2. His poetry has been published in WestWard Quarterly and Yes, Poetry.

Civic Center Corpse is the second of the Ken Knoll Architectural Mysteries. Check out the website http://kenknollmystery.com/

Christian is one of the co-authors of The 28-Day Thought Diet. His blog Real : ) Mystery With Heart c
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Christian Belz Luckily, I haven't suffered from it. Maybe it's the way I plot using index cards to jot down little lines of dialog and plot points to organize the…moreLuckily, I haven't suffered from it. Maybe it's the way I plot using index cards to jot down little lines of dialog and plot points to organize the story. I don't generally write until a scene is down in rough form in index cards. For Civic Center Corpse, I had 1200 index cards figured out before I started writing, so I could pick and chose which scene to write on a particular day. That makes it much easier to keep going.(less)
Christian Belz I love the satisfaction of honing a good line and weaving the plot details into a finished work.
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Why is it that single, moody people make the best murder mystery detectives? All of my favorites are unattached: Kinsey Millhone, Harry Bosch, Archy McNally, Nero Wolfe and his investigator Archie Goodwin, Lady Emily Ashton. I’ll grant you they are not all moody. But Kinsey Millhone certainly is. Throughout the twenty-two books she is divorced and testy. She has no lasting relationships, save f...

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A well-woven, deeply textured love story. I cheered, I cried, I hoped, I railed. And I turned pages. I worried about everything that could go wrong, smiled at the little romantic gestures, and held my breath when things went right.

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