Mystery writer Kris Rusch/Nelscott ran a mystery workshop where she first asked us what historical time periods we felt familiar with, even if it was only through the movies. Then she told us to write a historical mystery set in that time period, with bonus points if we wrote about a crime that was no longer a crime, e.g. during Prohibition, you couldn’t sell alcohol, but now it’s legal.
Thanks, Bonnie! It seems fitting that on The First Two Pages, we only get the first 3.5 lines of our post to draw the reader in. Good training in writing openings.