The success of the writer in drawing out their story to the reader is determined by the ingredients of the story regardless many free mystery books being available in the market. Writing a mystery book is just like any other genre of book in that it will involve use of different ingredients. A readers book selection will be guided by the ingredients of the book. In addition to this other ingredients will be contained in a mystery book to make it a great read. From the word go the writer must make decisions that will engage the reader. The writer decides on the character that drives the agenda and engages the reader. An appropriate type of story whether hard-boiled detective story, a Melvern sleuth tale or even a private versus a citizen eye type of story must be chosen. The type of the setting that the writer chooses also says a lot about the quality of the novel to select. The reader should check whether the story takes place in a countryside or a major city. Crimes can be solved with detectives traveling long distances, and this must be clear for the reader to see. The setting creates ambiance and puts the reader in the mood of a good mystery.
The time factor is also a big influence in determining whether a book will be a hit or not. In creating reality, the writer does a lot of research and settles on a time frame regardless it is the future or recent time in the process making the story feel true. A good mystery book is one that has characters that a very well thought of. They are characterized of distinct personalities. Readers love characters that they can relate to, and thus the mystery book must have characters such as killer, a victim, detective, scapegoat and also suspect to create an epic story. A murder or crime are the events that should really come out in the mystery book The connection that the suspect has to the detective makes the case very interesting. In a good mystery book that excites the reader it should give the detective the opportunity to solve the crime. The clues available in the story are the main leads that assist the detective in solving the crime. Clues are easily identified in the book by the reader. The title should also be used as a tool to catch the readers eye as this is one of the major ingredients of a good mystery novel. Ingredients are therefore mixed up to exit the reader and serve a very wonderful tale.