how to write a mystery novel


Alfred Hitchcock on writing a Mystery Novel:“Mystery is an intellectual process…But suspense is essentially an emotional process” While the mystery genre exists from time immemorial, Edgar Allan Poe is best known as the father of mystery novels. His writings date back to the mid-19th century and his first short story was The Murders in the Rue Morgue, featuring the world’s first fictional detective, C. So what does it take to write an engrossing mystery novel with a…