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WATCH: How to write detective fiction

Ever wanted to take a "stab" at the crime genre? Canadian crime writer Angela Misri has created an ingenious little video series for those looking to solve the puzzle of mystery writing. 

In Episode One, Angela talks about how to start your mystery novel—from building the perfect crime to spacing out the trail of breadcrumbs.

"Mysteries are my favourite genre—reading them, watching them and of course, writing them," says Angela. "But just how do you construct a killer whodunit (no pun intended)? There are as many approaches to building a mystery as there are fictional detectives to follow the clues, but this is how my detective—Portia Adams of Baker Street—makes it from crime scene to conclusion."


What should Angela’s next topic be for One Fictitious Moment? Leave your suggestion in the comments section below or on our Facebook page. The first person with a winning suggestion will receive an e-book copy of Jewel of the Thames.

Angela Misri is a journalist, writer and mom based out of Toronto. Her first book, Jewel of the Thames, was recently published by Fierce Ink Press. This is the first book in the Portia Adams Adventure series.


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