Writing Techniques in Bloodline

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"I try to construct my novels so that when my readers get to the end of a chapter, they have to read on." Sheldon in an interview with Herbert Mitgang of the New York Times explained his method of avoiding the boredom he believes to be all too characteristic of many books published today. He has developed great skill in writing these final scenes of chapters. The two attempts on Elizabeth's life are placed this way. The reader has to read on to find out how she escaped from the wrecked jeep, and is likely to be horrified as the company elevator crashes to the basement. Was she in it? Max Hornung is called in to investigate this second attempt on her life.

A subplot runs through the novel.

Several murders have been committed by a perverted killer. Each one has as its victim a beautiful blonde, nude...

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