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Engineering a Mystery by Beth Groundwater

These days, I am a mystery author, with six books in two series to my credit, but in my former career, I was a software engineer. That background in planning and design has wormed its way into how I construct my mystery novels. I’ve found that over the years, I’ve developed a basic recipe for …
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Private Detectives and Bounty Hunters: Similarities and Differences by Colleen Collins

In a recent online voting poll for the best private detective character in fiction, one of the choices was the character Stephanie Plum in author Janet Evanovich’s popular series that began with the novel One for the Money.  Actually Stephanie Plum is a bounty hunter, not a private detective, but this isn’t the first time …