Wednesday, March 12, 2014

When the police won't listen

No police?
Our bad boy was out in the Catosphere and stopped in at mystery author Margot Kinberg's blog.

He found a post about using police inaction/inattentention to the crime to get your plot moving. You can do this by letting your main character become involved in the investigation when the police don't follow-up. The article has several examples showing how mystery authors have effectively used this device over the years.

If you're interested in using this devise, read the post here Listen to me

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