Saturday, March 12, 2011

Back to Wolfe: Murder on Campus

After avoiding it for some time now, I've returned to the second (third?) in the Wolfe series, Murder on Campus. I've decided to write this one in the style of a mystery. The first book, Wolfe: Missing, was (IMHO) a thriller. And I'm finding out there are some interesting differences.

Mysteries are *much* slower paced - at least this one is, whereas Missing was driven by plot and moved very quickly through events, Murder seems to be about who the characters are, how they interact, and how they are related to what's past rather than mostly how they react to ongoing events. It will take me some time to make that mental shift in gears.  We'll see if it turns out anywhere near readable. More to come.