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87 Mystery & Suspense Ideas for Writers

87 clever ideas that will enable you to write unique, compelling and successful mystery and suspense stories faster and easier than ever before.

47 pages, ebook (PDF), £3.99

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Why you need this book

In today's ultra-competitive writing and publishing market, you need every advantage you can get. That's where our inspiring collection of writing ideas can help you.

Each of the 35 books in the ideas4writers collection is packed with versatile ideas, expert tips, and easy-to-implement practical advice.

You'll soon be writing brilliant books, amazing articles, and standout stories that will have readers, editors and publishers longing for more.

The MYSTERY & SUSPENSE collection includes:

  • Easy ways to create suspense
  • How to make your mystery stories unique
  • The vital elements of a mystery story
  • An easy way to write a mystery
  • Bizarre causes and effects
  • The best clues and how to use them to best effect
  • The different types of detective in fiction
  • How to lay a false trail
  • All about red herrings
  • The best settings for mystery stories
  • A free suspense-writing masterclass
  • How to add suspense to any story
  • Unusual murder methods and weapons
  • The best magazines for mystery writers
  • Using real-life mysteries
  • Why witnesses aren't always what they seem
  • Plus 24 great storylines you can use or adapt as you wish
  • And much more - far too many great ideas to list here!

Be a more inspired, more productive and more successful writer with the ideas4writers ideas collection.

Excerpt: Dummy runs

A villain is planning to murder someone he knows, but he's not completely sure of his tactics. So he has a few dummy runs first - killing innocent strangers using different methods to see which works best. Sometimes he takes away a piece of the body so he can study it further and learn from his mistakes. If he makes a real mess of it, he destroys (or tries to destroy) as much of the evidence as possible.

He has much to learn, but he's patient and willing to keep on trying and adapting his methods until he gets it right. As more and more bodies turn up, his killing method becomes more refined - cleaner, quicker.

We might not see any of this as it happens. We might only see it from the police's point of view as the bodies are discovered and they try to work out what’s going on and whether any of these deaths are connected. Are they able to predict where and when he might strike again? Are there any connections between the victims, or the locations or timings of the killings?

Does he leave any forensic evidence behind? The more recent bodies probably have little or none, as he has learnt how to cover his tracks. But that might not have been the case with the earlier bodies, when he was inexperienced and careless. The police realise that focusing on the earliest bodies might be the best way of tracking him down. But how can they prove that the same person was responsible for killing those bodies as well as the more recent ones?

How many more innocent people will he kill before they manage to find him? And when will be consider himself fully trained and ready for his final killing - the one that he has now come to think of as the perfect murder? Who is his intended final victim? And why does he want him dead?

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Includes: Comedy, Crime, Fantasy, Historical, Horror,
Mystery & Suspense, Romance, Science Fiction, Thrillers

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