Who in the Where with the What

Thursday May 12, 2011 12:00AM
I don’t have a ton of free time, but when I do, one of my favorite ways to spend it is to read mystery novels. My tastes aren’t terribly high-brow, either—the more cliché the better. There’s something about the swashbuckling detective and eccentric characters in a whodunit that makes the form a classic.

After experiencing enough Sherlock Holmes twists and watching an excessive number of Bones episodes, I’ve decided that I’m a prime candidate to become a bestselling mystery novelist.

At any rate, you just have to follow the basic formula, give your detective a rugged name like Gregoire or Wynter or Dyce, make him ooze sex appeal, and leave clues for your readers to try to guess the villain.

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