Wednesday, 17 March 2010

How to Write a Detective Novel

These wise words were first written by Nigel Morland in 1936 in his book "How to Write Detective Novels."

The two most important parts of the detective novel are the beginning and the end. They are indissolubly linked and many writers consider them, during the constructional stages, as parts of a single whole. The finale of the book must be implicit in the beginning, and the end must spring naturally and conclusively out of the beginning.