The Hill Team has not written mysteries – we avidly read them. There are certain attributes of the authors that consistently draw us in and certain ones that turn us off.

In the Oct. 2008 issue of The Writer Magazine, on page 26, there is an article called, “The Deadly Dozen.” This article covers the 12 mistakes in mystery writing and it certainly hit our turn offs including:coincidence or act of God; concealed clues; plot-hearding characters; false starts; false finish; superfluity of viewpoints; stereotypical sidekicks;zigzag timeline; fa la la, gathering clues; overstaying your welcome; and the small stuff.

We highly recommend you check out this issue if you are into the mystery genre.

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