Wednesday, October 8, 2014

I Know Something You Don't Know

Can you find the hidden big bad kitty?
Panzer went to visit novelist Margot Kinberg's blog Confessions of a Mystery Novelist today. My big bad kitty boy found a post there that is well worth a writer's time to read.

Ms. Kinberg posts about the author device of letting the reader know an important clue the story "detective" doesn't know. If handled correctly, this can add suspense to the novel as the detective finds the clue. However, if handled incorrectly, the detective can look like he needs to find a new occupation. She includes examples from six well-known crime novelists' books to illustrate her points.

Warning: Since there are several examples included, this is a LONG post so you'll need a very BIG cup of tea this time.

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