Murder mysteries are puzzles that are fun to resolve ~ Kathy Reichs
I think all well-written mysteries are puzzles that are fun to solve. Readers are able to collect each clue and event in the book and try to solve the puzzle. Sometimes, it feels like puzzle pieces are missing. Other times it seems like there are too many pieces. However, at the end of a really good mystery, all of the clues and evidence fit together into a satisfying picture puzzle of “who done it.” What is more fun than that?
I published my first cozy mystery, Murder in Mystic Grove (A Liz Bean Mystery), in April, 2018. It was so much fun to write. I hope you enjoy it!
After working as a interpreter for a company out east, Liz Bean returns home to Mystic Grove, carrying a lot of secrets with her. Sam Nolan hires her as a Private Investigator intern at Nolan Private Investigations. Liz is shocked when a long-time Mystic Grove resident is murdered. When her divorced mother’s boyfriend becomes a prime suspect in the murder, Liz and Sam agree to investigate. Liz soon realizes that Mystic Grove is filled with people hiding their own secrets. She and Sam scramble to arrive at the truth and catch the murderer before he or she strikes again.