Tagged with Mystery

Finding Homicide Eyewitnesses

If you’re writing a murder mystery, you need to know how your investigator will go about solving the crime. I covered the first step in my last post, securing the scene. The second step is finding eyewitnesses. I’m taking this information from the… Continue reading

Secure The Murder Scene

If you’re writing a murder mystery, you need to know how your investigator will go about solving the crime. The first step is to secure the scene. I’m taking this information from the Whodunit book called Murder one: A Writer’s Guide to Homicide b… Continue reading

The First Forty-Eight Hours

I’ve begun a series based on the book Murder one: A Writer’s Guide to Homicide by Mauro V. Corvasce and Joseph R. Paglino. In my last post, I offered the definitions of five types of murder. Today I want to focus on the first 48 hours. All homicid… Continue reading

Have that Guy Committed

You’ve created a deliciously believable character who’s two crayons short of a full box. He’s committed a couple of heinous crimes, including a murder or two. Now he’s been caught and the legal system is having their way with him. Just how do the … Continue reading

Battered Wife Syndrome

You’ve created a deliciously unpredictable female character. She murders her abusive husband, then she’s caught. She pulls out the “Battered Wife Syndrome” defense, hoping it’ll save her from death row. Will it work? Sean Mactire covers this in hi… Continue reading

Female Assassins

Female assassins defy stereotypes and are fascinating to readers and movie viewers alike, so let’s delve a little into what makes a female turn assassin. I’m taking this information from Sean Mactire’s book Malicious Intent: A Writer’s Guide to Ho… Continue reading

The Stress Made Me Do It

You’ve got a female antagonist who’s going on a killing spree. You’ve figured out who her victims are. You’ve figured out how she’ll kill them. You’ve given her a sufficient motivation for what she does. Now lets dig deeper into what makes up her … Continue reading