Provides tips on how to write mystery stories, including how to get started, how to create characters, and how to develop plots. Includes suggestions from famous authors. Great mysteries often begin with a simple question: Who did it? Mysteries follow their characters on journeys to discover the culprit. ALong the way, suspense builds as the characters throw themselves into dangerous situations while they edge nearer and nearer to the truth. Readers can hardly wait to find out what happens next.
Aimed at middle school reading level, realistic range would be from upper elementary on up. For adults, would be useful to get a "feel" of the genres, though these aren't hefty duty "how to write" texts.
Readers become writers with tips from expert authors. Each book concentrates on a particular genre, providing writing activities, excerpts from well-known works, and a writer’s timeline to help translate imagination into real stories.