I am about to write a mystery murder novel and need some help
by Michelle Perry
I have done romance novels involving intrigue and romance but am now doing my first romance murder mystery for my teenaged kid and am not sure about what exactly I am doing so any helpful tips on the crime scene, investigating clues and solving the case would be appreciated if you don't mind.
Is it like solving a murder mystery weekend party game to do the book? Any help would be greatly appreciated as I am on a deadline and have to have it out by Christmas time as it is my first double novel I have ever done and have several more to do before Christmas as I am on a time crunch here, thank you.
I think you might have come to the wrong place - I know a bit about murder mystery games, but I'm afraid I don't know anything about how you'd structure a novel. I suspect the differences are significant!
In a murder mystery game, the clues need to be scattered around the players and not be too cryptic because you need to allow people to solve them. In a novel I don't suppose you need to be so careful - you know your detective will solve the murder.
Good luck on your novel - do come back and tell us about it when it's published!