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#850942 added June 3, 2015 at 11:51pm
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Thirty Six Hours earlier
Prompt for June 3, 2015: There are so many different styles in which to write a mystery: cozy, hard boiled detective, private investigator, historical, police procedural - to name a few. If you were to write a mystery what approach would you chose?

I know what I would not write! I hate it when the story opens with some kind of high drama sequence; someone is arrested, there is a car chase, anything... and then wait for it... the message appears "Thirty six hours earlier"! I HATE flashbacks they drive me INSANE (I know short trip). It is my biggest pet peeve!

Okay, where was I ... Five minutes earlier...

I would write a nineteen forties style murder mystery with a suave and debonair private eye. He would wear a brown trench coat and have one of those hats. You know the ones, the one I can't think of the name of. He would have a motherly assistant and the 'dame' hiring him would be blond, thin and attractive. She would show up in her stiletto heels and play the 'good girl'. You see, she has been framed in her ex-boyfriend's murder and now she don't know what ta do. Actually, it had been a mob hit and the thugs are now after her... wait she actually did kill the boyfriend and our hero gets her off...or wait...36 hours earlier....


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