Award-winning mystery author W.S. Gager has lived in Michigan for most of her life except when she was interviewing race car drivers or professional women golfers. She enjoyed the fast-paced life of a newspaper reporter until deciding to settle down and realized babies didn't adapt well to running down story details on deadline. Since then she honed her skills on other forms of writing before deciding to do what she always wanted with her life and that was to write mystery novels. Her main character is Mitch Malone who is an edgy crime-beat reporter always on the hunt for the next Pulitzer and won't let anyone stop him. Her third book, A Case of Hometown Blues, was a finalist in the 2012 Daphne Du Maurier Award for Excellence in Mystery/Suspense. A Case of Volatile Deeds, her fourth in the Mitch series will be out this February.
Welcome to Mysterious Writers, Wendy. It's great to have you visit us here on the seventh day of the Mystery We Write blog tour. Please tell us about "red herrings."
A red herring is a fake clue or misleading information that sets the sleuth off in a wrong direction. I thought when asked that this would be an easy thing to do. I’m struggling to take what I do naturally and analyze it to give a guide to someone else. How do I know I need a fake clue here? Or a real clue there? It is difficult to put into words and a slippery devil to explain.
You can learn more about W.S. Gager at her website: http://wsgager.com and her blog site: wsgager.blogspot.com
The author will be giving away a single copy of each of the first three books in the Mitch Malone Mystery series: A Case of Infatuation, A Case of Accidental Intersection and A Case of Hometown Blues from comments made on her blog: http://wsgager.blogspot.com or on her guest blogs from the Murder We Write Mystery Tour.
A Case of Hometown Blues buylink: