Some fans of mysteries end up wanting to write them. ::cough:: Here are ten writing books dedicated to writing mysteries, plucked right off my shelf. Unintentional photo-bomb by one of our foster kitties, Comet.
1. Amateur Detectives: A Writer's Guide to How Private Citizens Solve Criminal Cases by Elaine Raco Chase and Anne Wingate
2. Cause of Death : A Writer's Guide to Death, Murder and Forensic Medicine by Keith D. Wilson
3. How to Write Killer Fictionby Carolyn Wheat
4. You Can Write a Mystery by Gillian Roberts
5. The Elements of Mystery Fiction: Writing the Modern Whodunit by William G Tapply
6. How to Write Mysteries by Shannon O'Cork
7. Now Write! Mysteries: Suspense, Crime, Thriller, and Other Mystery Fiction Exercises from Today's Best Writers and Teachers by Sherry Ellis and Laurie Lamson
8. The Weekend Novelist Writes a Mystery by Robert J. Ray and Jack Remick
9. Don't Murder Your Mystery by Chris Roerden
10. Writing Mysteries: A Handbook by the Mystery Writers of America edited by Sue Grafton, Jan Burke and Barry Zeman
I just realized (thanks to Amazon.com) that I bought one of these books way back in 2002. ::sigh:: I really, really need to write a mystery!