So you’re a big mystery reader and decide you’d like to write one, yourself. Or maybe you’ve already written a mystery or two and think you’re in for smooth sailing now.
I hate to say it, but each book is a little different, just like each mystery is different. About every other book, I find that I run into a significant plot problem. The good news is that once you diagnose your issue, there are plenty of ways to troubleshoot it.