To create a realistic crime drama or thriller, there are a few aspects to take into consideration to create a plot that your reader will think is plausible.
‘Motive to Murder’ delves into the nitty gritty of how police take a homicide from case to court. Martin Edwards provides an authoritative guide to how murders are solved.
Follow the clues, investigate the crime scene, analyze the ‘who, why, where and how’, learn about the forensic protocols, autopsies, gathering witnesses and prosecutions.
Learn more about the terminology, poisonings and the types of motives that drive a person to kill.
Delve into the sadistic case studies of some of the most infamous killers in history.
The chapters take you through the Murder Basics, Means to Murder, Motives, Solving Murders, Murders Inspired by Fiction, and the Language of Murder.
Case studies cover the Unabomber, Tracie Andrews that killed her lover in a murderous rage, Ted Bundy suspected of killing over 40 women, Frederick and Rosemary West, the Boston Strangler, Southside Strangler, and an infamous New Zealand murder case about Arthur Thomas whom was falsely imprisoned due to planted evidence.
Motives to Murder provides an author a guide to better understand the logistics behind crime, the types of people that commit it, and even those that claim they were influenced by crime novels.
This is a great reference book to have close by when writing your murder mystery.