Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Review: The Elements of Mystery Fiction: Writing a Modern Whodunit
The Elements of Mystery Fiction: Writing a Modern Whodunit by William G. Tapply
My rating: 3 of 5 stars
A fairly good introduction to writing basic mystery fiction. My only two problems with it were the repeated (and annoying) use of the pronoun "she" to refer to the sleuth and "he" to refer to the villain (is the author saying women can't be villains?) and a few spots with bad language (mostly in the excerpts from published mystery books).
The section on collaborations was especially interesting.
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