THE MURDER BOOK
Long before network t.v. discovered cold cases, I wondered about the possibility of solving a decade old crime with minimal evidence. Kind of like a locked-room mystery using time passage as the impediment. This novel represented another creative stretch, in that I alternated Alex and Milo’s perspectives, using first person narrative for AD and third person for MS.
I was out to learn more about Milo and flashbacked back to his days as a rookie detective. Highly structured and almost mathematically constructed – working backwards from the flimsiest of clues is like running a maze- this novel was tough to put together. But writing it was one of the my most enjoyable experiences as a novelist. And I did learn plenty about the big guy. Hopefully, that has translated to increased depth of character in subsequent novels.
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