Not primary a "looking for ..." Thread.
If you guys can recommend some good Murder Mysteries from SOL, cool, I love me some mysteries.
But I would primarily talk about the lack of good mysteries or thrillers on SOL and other sites like it.
Or maybe I dont find them, the "top xyz" lists are primarily about CoA, Fantasy and SciFi
And if there is some element of a murder mystery in a story, it is either a side story from a bigger story or it is a "manhunt" story where the Murderer is known from the start or we see the murderer in action but don't know who it is and the story is about the hunt and often an escape from the murderer.
What I want to talk about, is the original Murder Mystery formula of "whodunnit".
(Wiki page: A whodunit or whodunnit (for "Who [has] done it?" or "Who did it?") is a complex, plot-driven variety of the detective story in which the audience is given the opportunity to engage in the same process of deduction as the protagonist throughout the investigation of a crime. The reader or viewer is provided with the clues from which the identity of the perpetrator may be deduced before the story provides the revelation itself at its climax. The investigation is usually conducted by an eccentric, amateur, or semi-professional detective.)
Like the Agatha Christie books, or the TV series Harpers Island, Twin Peaks
So the lack of stories in this Genre, is it lack of skill and/or drive to build such a scenario, lack of a professional Editor, lack of research?
It is clearly easier to write a CoA sex story than a Mystery sex story.
Would the desire to write longer stories hinder the genre, because you can't write a 200-500k words Murder Mystery?
Or would the required skill that it takes to write such a story automatically drive a good author to publishing houses and publish their stories normally?