Writing the Historical Mystery with Beth Daniels

Genre Writing the Historical Mystery with Beth Daniels

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Class Length
4 Weeks
To solve a mystery, clearing up that who, what, when, how, and why wasn't as involved in the past as it is today. Find out what you can and can't use, and who the cops and sleuths were back in much earlier eras. The time machine will be waiting at the SavvyAuthor’s virtual "door".

In WRITING THE HISTORICAL MYSTERY, we'll follow British policing from the Charleys (who replaced the Watch during the Restoration) to the Bow Street Runners, to Peel's innovations and expansion of the police, which later introduced Special Branch and the detectives as separate departments. However, as the Sûreté came into being during Napoleon's era and created a network of former criminals now working undercover for Eugene Vidocq, and the study of physiology expanded, more and more ways to track miscreants and prove their guilt evolved quickly. By the close of the 19th century fingerprints and mug shots had been incorporated. We won’t just consider things from just the 1660s to the turn of the 19th into the 20th century though, for our time machine will also consider what sleuths in earlier time periods might do for crime solving techniques.
Class Format
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The forum will be available the morning (EST) of the day the workshop starts and will remain accessible to all participants thereafter. You will also be given simple instructions on how to create a PDF of all your discussions along with our privacy and data retention policy.
Beth Daniels
Start date
Sep 12, 2022 at 9:00 AM
End date
Oct 10, 2022 at 12:50 AM
Registration end date
Apr 26, 2022 at 12:50 AM
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