Hi fellow mystery writers and readers. This is a question close to my heart and I will tell you why- after you read this article. The link is: Is it Murder Writing a Mystery? found in Crime Fiction Collective. Now- this is my dilemma. In my WIP, the manager doesn’t actually get murdered but he does linger in the hospital. I have since killed him off. Why because as she says in the article, someone has to die. But why? Why can’t someone just survive and the mystery be actually as I tried to do in my novel on the actual theft of the music single on cd? Still can’t answer that one. But maybe you guys can?