College of Arts and Sciences
Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing
mystery, plot, Agatha Christie
Cannon, Michelle Grace, "Creating a Solid Mystery: Solving the Case for Plot" (2022). Masters Theses. 885.
When it comes to mystery, one of the most key figures of the genre is the Queen of Mystery Agatha Christie. This beloved author has written over 60 mystery novels in her lifetime. Studying her work has shown that Christie put much time and effort when crafting her stories. The Queen of Mystery carefully planned to ensure her stories had a solid plot her readers could easily follow and enjoy. This thesis focused on analyzing Christie’s process and looking at how the process could be applied in a mystery manuscript.