Amateur Detectives – Writing a Value Read: A Guest Post by R. Franklin James

AMATEUR DETECTIVES – WRITING A VALUE READ By R. Franklin James The amateur detective as a protagonist has a lot going for her. First, any missteps or lack of expertise is chalked up to the amateur side. Second, any keen curiosity or specialty skill lends itself to supporting the detective aura. Give the hero or heroine a unique personality, put her in a compelling storyline—and you’ve got an amateur detective.  When deciphering genres it is easy to see how a cozy mystery can have an amateur detective protagonist, but not all amateur detectives are written into cozies.  A cozy reads

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