Tag Archive | Mystery Month

Wrap Up: May 2018

Rachel Poli Reading I read 4 mystery books this month in honor of Mystery Month. You can check out my Reading List to see which books I read and reviewed. I also got a bit ahead in reading books for June. Writing Honestly, I didn’t get as much writing done this month as I had […]

Does Your Mystery Novel Need To Have A Solution? [Mystery Month]

Rachel Poli We’ve all read those kinds of books where the ending is left pretty open. Sometimes it’s satisfying, sometimes it’s not. Once in a while it’s okay to leave the ending up to the reader and they can infer on what might happen next. Other times, though, it just doesn’t make any sense. You […]

5 Quotes By David Baldacci [Mystery Month]

Rachel Poli 1. “Why can’t people just sit and read books and be nice to each other?” 2. “Today might not be so good. But tomorrow, you got another chance to get it right.” 3. “Time doesn’t really heal, it just makes you not give a crap.” 4. “It’s not the beginning or the destination that counts. It’s the […]

Short Story Sunday 214: Number One Suspect [Part 4 – Mystery Month]

Rachel Poli DID YOU READ PARTS ONE, TWO, AND THREE?             After talking to Noah, Jayden’s former boss, George and Lilah went straight back to the office to brainstorm more ideas. Things were suddenly looking for Steven. While the motive for killing his wife was still prominent, things were looking shady on Jayden’s end as […]

Kitty Hawk And The Icelandic Intrique (Kitty Hawk 3) By Iain Reading [Book Review – Mystery Month]

Rachel Poli This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through these links I’ll make a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks so much for your support! I received a free digital copy from the author’s publicist. Summary: Following in the footsteps of her hero Amelia Earhart, Kitty Hawk sets off […]

How To Use Red Herrings To Your Advantage [Mystery Month]

Rachel Poli Red herrings are fake clues that are left around – either by accident or on purpose – to through an investigator off the trail when solving a crime. They’re a lot of fun to throw into your mystery novel to throw the readers off track as well. Or maybe they know the truth […]

A List Of Mystery Resources [Mystery Month]

Rachel Poli This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through these links I’ll make a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks so much for your support! I’ve gone through many books and websites researching the craft of mystery writing and also just research for mysteries and crime in general. Here […]

Writing The Mystery Short Story [Mystery Month]

Rachel Poli Writing a mystery is hard, but writing a mystery short story is even harder. Mysteries can take a lot out of you – between the crime taking place, the long investigation process, and so on. It easier to pack that into a longer novel than it is to jam into a short story. […]

Meet Roger Peppercorn, Author [Interview]

Rachel Poli Please tell us a little bit about yourself. Things about myself? Well I’m not sure where to begin. I really don’t like talking about myself  *cough* but if I must pontificate about myself at length I will marshal on. It’s funny because as a writer you are of two minds the narcissist and […]

On The Devil’s Side Of Heaven By Roger Peppercorn [Book Review – Mystery Month]

Rachel Poli This post contains affiliate links. If you make a purchase through these links I’ll make a small commission at no extra cost to you. Thanks so much for your support! I received a free digital review copy from the author’s publicist in exchange for an honest review. Summary: With the drop of a judge’s […]

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