I love reading mysteries almost as much as I love writing them. But the process of creating a believable and surprising mystery novel is often as shifty and elusive as the criminal your protagonist is trying to reveal. Here’s what some famous authors found out about the subject:
American novelist and screenwriter
The mystery story is two stories in one: the story of what happened and the story of what appeared to happen.
There certainly does seem a possibility that the detective story will come to an end, simply because the public will have learnt all the tricks.
English crime writer, poet, playwright, and essayist
I hope not, Dorothy, I hope not!