Rules for Mystery Writers

Posted March 10, 2012 by Kathy Davie in Author Resources, Writing


Ilona Andrews

Other books by this author which I have reviewed include On the Edge, Bayou Moon, Must Love Hellhounds, Dark and Stormy Knights, Angels of Darkness, Hexed, Fate's Edge, Hex Appeal, An Apple for the Creature, "Magic Gifts", Gunmetal Magic, Innkeeper Chronicles, Steel's Edge, Magic Bites, Magic Burns, Magic Strikes, Magic Bleeds, Magic Slays, Magic Rises, Magic Bleeds, Burn For Me, Night Shift, Magic Shifts, Magic Binds

Ilona Andrews posted this interesting bit of history—a set of rules drawn up by The Detection Club in England in the 1920s.

Andrews’ goes on to note S.S. Van Dine’s own set of Commandments he put together in 1928 followed by Raymond Chandler’s.

I thought they were interesting and wanted to pass them on to y’all.