Monday, February 13, 2012
Mystery Monday - Finding what works
I had my character buy the book when she determined it would be up to her to get her ex-husband out of jail for a murder he vehemently swore he didn't commit. Then I used information on tailing, paper trails, and surveillance in the book to plot the story line. I still have this book in my arsenal for when I start writing a new series. Some of the information is probably old but it will help make sure the process I have my characters go through to solve the mysteries will be somewhat accurate.
I have seven mystery writing or weapon books on my shelf that will help me write my mysteries. As with my historical novels I can never have too many research books at my disposal.
If you write mysteries what are some of your favorite research books?
If you read mysteries what is your favorite type: The armature detective, the cozy, the puzzle, the private detective, the police procedural, the romantic suspense, or the thriller?