Monday, January 09, 2012
Mystery Monday- Whodunit?
What is a red herring?
A red herring is a false clue. A good whodunnit is laced with several to throw the reader and the protagonist off the track.
Where did the term "red herring" originate?
In seventeenth century England anti-hunt people used an odorous, smoked(reddish in color) herring to draw the dogs off the scent of the fox.
What mystery have you read lately that had good red herrings in it?