> The Things You Can Read: Why Write Mysteries?

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Wednesday, October 17, 2012

Why Write Mysteries?

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Happy Month of Tricks and Treats!  Since this is the month of all things scary, we thought we'd focus a bit on the mystery genre.  Over at Huffingtion Post, Lev Raphael, a noted author of the Nick Hoffman seriesanswers the question: Why Do I Write Mysteries?  In his article he states:
"Reading offered relief and distance, especially the alternate worlds of science fiction and history. Mysteries promised something better once I discovered them: the assurance that things made sense, that evildoers were punished, and order could be restored. It's the balance Oscar Wilde mocks in The Importance of Being Earnest: 'The good end happily, the bad unhappily. That is what fiction means.'" 
Take a peek at Lev Raphael's full post.  Let us know what you think.  Why do you read mysteries?  If you write, why do you write mysteries?

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