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Detectives, thrillers, mysteries
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:09 pm
I'm starting to do some research for a novella I want to revise next year! The main problem I'm up against is it's a mystery/thriller/sort of a detective/crime story? And I have never written one of those, and haven't read a mystery novel in at least ten years.
So I'd love your recommendations! What are some of your favorite novels in any of these genres? Bonus points if it's a novella, if it leans literary, if it's set in the American Midwest, or if it incorporates supernatural/magic/fantasy in some way (whether that stuff turns out to be true or not). Thanks in advance!
Wed Aug 08, 2018 3:57 pm
Hm, Sherlock Holmes? I know there is some novella-length works featuring him (correct me if I'm wrong), like "A Study in Scarlet" or "The Hound of the Baskevilles"
I read a novel called Truly Devious a while ago--it's not literary or supernatural in a sense--but it's still really done well in my opinion. This is story set in a school--which was the site of an infamous unsolved murder case. The MC comes to this school as a student the intention of solving this mystery.
Hummingbirds, ink, and princesses
The Hummingbird wants to read your work
Wed Aug 08, 2018 6:29 pm
Boy is obsessed with
The Dresden Files
which is supernatural detective stories in Chicago. I don't know if they're any good, he has terrible taste in novels, but he sure does read a lot of them.
"Stella. You were in my dream the other night. And everyone called you Princess." -Lauren2010
Wed Aug 08, 2018 7:22 pm
Agatha Christie mystery novels are all I read lol.
The one I recommend to every single person on the planet would be
And Then There Were None
Ten Little Indians
. But all of her novels are fabulous (especially when it's Hercule Poirot solving the case).
She does have quite a few novellas, such as Three Blind Mice and The Cornish Mystery, so there's that?
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