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March 3, 2012

Cliffhanger or Drop Off?

by Neeks

I’ll say once again, I haven’t written a book, not even close.  I’ve read about a gazillion of them though, and mystery is my favorite genre.  I love trying to guess who did it, how it happened and why they did it.  The problem with reading so many is that you inevitably come across those that end with a drop off instead of a cliffhanger.

What do I mean?  To me, a good mystery involves a daring cliffhanger.   Someone puts themselves in danger to expose the bad guy or to save someone.  In the end, they work themselves down the cliff in some way you hadn’t expected, or back up the cliff to double around behind the bad guy. I can get all kinds of involved with books like that.

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