I keep thinking about the t-shirt I saw that said "A friend will help you move. A good friend will help you move a body!"
I don't need help moving a body .... yet. If that new boss keeps it up I might. What I want to know, as many of you write romantic suspense and other genres that require a devious plot, is how do you plot a murder?
I mean, do you always know who the murderer is before you write it? Or does the murderer reveal himself or herself as you write? Do you solve the murder first and then work backwards to put in the clues?
There have to be as many ways to plot a murder as there are ways to commit one. As a writer how do you approach it? Of if you don't write murders in your stories, what sort of clues tip you off? What makes it too obvious and what sorts of things make you scratch your head until you reach the end and then say "Aha! Why didn't I see that one coming?"
What are some of your favorite romance novels that feature a really well-written murder plot? The kind where you had no clue whodunit until the last page?
And are there any fans of the game and movie Clue here? I liked the game, but I loved the movie. Tim Curry makes such a great butler!