Building a Fictional Mystery

Why formulas are fascinating and genius is subjective.

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I’m a huge fan of mysteries. I could easily curl up in a corner with a Christie book for hours and get completely lost in her world of macabre murder and sinister plotting. Doyle’s work blows my mind — how could anyone pick up on details so small, especially when battling not only physical villains but addictions as well?

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Cat Webling

Cat Webling

Hello! I’m Cat, author and amateur fandom historian based out of Kansas. I write about literature, theater, gaming, and fandom. Personal work: catwebling.com.