As part of a four-part series, mother-daughter writing duo Anne and Gretchen share all the ways you can ruin a potentially riveting mystery, causing readers to put down your mystery novel and ban you from their reading list forever.
Gretchen and Anne are a mother/daughter reading/writing team. Daughter Gretchen Schneider has been (secretly) writing a fantasy book, spurred by her childhood memories of She-Ra and Xena Warrior Princess, and inspired by Scribbler. When not at her job (and sometimes even then!), she can be found with book in hand. Mom is Anne Rose has been publishing nonfiction articles for 40 years and has been reading classic novels since she learned to read.