This book introduces readers to the enigmatic world of writing mystery stories and is a perfect resource for meeting Common Core State Standards in writing. Key features of the genre are explained and readers are guided through the process of writing their own story. Top tips are given covering planning, writing dialogue, developing characters, adding narrative plot twists, using descriptive language and more! Engaging photographs, eye-catching illustrations, and a wealth of ideas bring the genre to life. A mystery story running throughout the book draws readers in, offers concrete examples of how the tips can be put into practice and will inspire readers to get writing their own mystery stories.