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The Art Of Writing Mystery

The Art Of Writing Mystery

Humans are inherently curious. From searching for “how does something happen” to “when will it happen”, our penchant for mysteries is endless. Mystery and crime fiction speak to our most basic instincts – survival and the thrill of survival. Hence, it doesn’t come as...
Follow that car!

Follow that car!

In books and films, cars can define a story, a character, or be a central part of the plot. When picking a car, the author has decide if it is a major player or just a bit-part. In This Land is no Stranger, the chosen car was both a character statement and a location...
Travel By Reading Suspense Fiction

Travel By Reading Suspense Fiction

What is required to travel around the world? Tickets, passports, savings, and whatnot.What if we told you there exists a secret passage? One that can fly you to any place that you can think of.  Your dream destination does not even have to exist on a map. It can only...
Swedish Breakfast Bingo

Swedish Breakfast Bingo

Here, please enjoy a free download for playing Swedish breakfast bingo. Please share this link with your friends and followers or talk to us on social media. We are @lysandelagom on Twitter and @lys_publishing on Instagram. If you want to join our give-away and win...
A serial killer or just a typical Swede?

A serial killer or just a typical Swede?

Imagine you are a writer, and parallel to drafting your book — a crime novel — you are blogging under the name of the main character. Not to trick anyone, just for the fun of it and to explore your fictional character’s feelings and experiences. One day, you publish a...
The two flavours of sidearms

The two flavours of sidearms

In the best classic noir novels, firearms can rise to the level of main characters. Given the restrictive laws in many Nordic countries, Scandinavian mystery writers tend to be a little less gun-happy than their American counterparts. Still, it sometimes seems that...