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5+ stars for How to Write a Funny Mystery by @BethDaniels1 #writing #writingcommunity #bookreview

Title: How to Write a Funny Mystery

Author: Beth Daniels

Genre: Writing Reference, Writing Craft, Reference

Book Blurb:

No matter how you came to it, there was something about the idea of mixing a mystery story and a comedy tale together that intrigued you. Titillated your muse. Made you want to spin a story in this mystery subgenre yourself.

Welcome to the club!

Beth Daniels walks you through the twists and turns of putting some funny in your mystery to help you create a heart-stopping mystery that will also have your readers chuckling.

My Review:

Ever wanted to write a humorous mystery but didn’t know how to get started? Prolific author Beth Daniels wrote this book with you in mind. It’s not easy blending humor and mystery but with Beth’s extensive knowledge, you’ll soon be a pro. She reveals her tricks of the trade in easy-to-follow steps. She explains all facets of the mystery genre as well as helpful tips to inject humor into your story. Any writer needs to have this book in their library.

How to Write a Funny Mystery is a handy resource for any writer wanting expert advice. This author has written several books including funny mysteries. She’s given many workshops and knows her stuff. This book is like having a writing mentor at your fingertips. The book is laid out in a logical manner so you can pick a particular tip or area of expertise. Beth Daniels explains terminology in language any writer can understand. If you need help writing funny mysteries, this is your go-to book. Highly recommend!

My Rating: 5+ stars

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Author Biography:

BETH DANIELS lends the expertise she gained as a professional novelist with 30 years and as many published books to her list of achievements. Add in a BA in History and a MA in English Composition and Rhetoric with an Emphasis in Creative Writing, over a dozen years as a composition instructor at the college level, numerous online fiction writing workshops at and for various RWA online chapters, and the stats add up. She knows her onions and can maneuver her way through nearly any genre or subgenre birthed.

She is president of The Derby Rotten Scoundrels, the Louisville, KY, Sisters in Crime chapter, one of the founders of the writing group The Bards of Bardstown, and a very active member at The Vault, a fantasy specific writers’ group. Her numerous workshops have spawned a collection of Fiction Writers Aids e-books and other non-fiction titles about the art of writing fiction.

Find her at or or @BethDaniels1 on Twitter.

Reviewed by: Mrs. N


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