Quote Originally Posted by pdichellis View Post
BTW, some very successful crime novelists use a suspense/thriller vs. whodunit mystery structure in ongoing series. John Sandford's Prey series and his Virgil Flowers series come to mind, as well as Nelson DeMille's John Corey series.

Good luck!
Yes! This was also part of what worried me. I am a HUGE fan of both Sandford and DeMille (finally got around to reading the Virgil Flowers series and don't know why I waited so long--I love the Prey series). But because they do both use that whodunit structure, I thought, crap. I'm not, and I LOVE these guys! I'm doing it wrong!

I so appreciate everybody's comments here. I'm going to keep going (in this first draft, at least) as I intended and see how it shakes out. Thanks!