Hearts Through History Romance Writers

Writing the Historical Mystery – Apr ’24


Instructor: Beth Daniels
Start Date: Monday, April 1, 2024
End Date: Friday, April 26, 2024
Type: Online
Duration: 4 Weeks
USD Fee: $15 HHRW Members/$25 Non-Members

“To solve a mystery, clearing up that who, what, when, how, and why wasn’t as involved in the past as it is today. Find out what you can and can’t use, and who the cops and sleuths were back in much earlier eras. The time machine will be waiting at the Hearts Through History virtual “”door””.
In WRITING THE HISTORICAL MYSTERY, we’ll follow British policing from the Charleys (who replaced the Watch during the Restoration) to the Bow Street Runners, to Peel’s innovations and expansion of the police, which later introduced Special Branch and the detectives as separate departments. However, as the Sûreté came into being during Napoleon’s era and created a network of former criminals now working undercover for Eugene Vidocq in Paris, and the study of physiology expanded, more and more ways to track miscreants and prove their guilt evolved quickly. By the close of the 19th century fingerprints and mug shots had been incorporated. We won’t just consider things from the 1660s to the turn of the 19th into the 20th century though for our time machine will also consider what sleuths in earlier time periods might do for crime solving techniques.

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About the Instructor:

Beth Daniels has been a workshop presenter in the RWA online workshop instructors’ pool nearly since online chapters were born. She writes mystery in more than one genre niche and under more than a single name, and bounces from historical time periods to the contemporary one as though she was using a pogo stick. Beth isn’t new to writing mystery. Her first romantic suspense got the official thumbs up from Mystery Writers of America as qualifying as a mystery back in 1990. Since then, she’s penned numerous novels, novellas, and short stories. Her 39rd novel, releases from Burns and Lea Books in 2024. Visit her at www.4TaleTellers.com.

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