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Series: Howdunit Series

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Amateur detectives: a writer's guide to how private citizens solve criminal cases by Elaine Raco Chase
Armed and Dangerous: A Writer's Guide to Weapons by Michael Newton
Body Trauma: A Writer's Guide to Wounds and Injuries by David W. Page
The Book of Poisons: A Guide for Writers by Serita Stevens
Cause of Death: A Writer's Guide to Death, Murder and Forensic Medicine by Keith D. Wilson
Deadly Doses: A Writer's Guide to Poisons by Serita Deborah Stevens
Howdunit Forensics by D. P. Lyle
Howdunit: How Crimes Are Committed and Solved by John Boertleinselections from books
Just the Facts, Ma'Am: A Writer's Guide to Investigators and Investigation Techniques by Greg Fallis
Malicious Intent: A Writer's Guide to How Murderers, Robbers, Rapists and Other Criminals Think [Wrong ISBN] by Sean P. MacTire
Missing Persons: A Writer's Guide to Finding the Lost, the Abducted and the Escaped by Fay Faron
Modus Operandi: A Writer's Guide to How Criminals Work by Mauro V. Corvasce
Murder One: A Writer's Guide to Homicide by Mauro V. Corvasce
Police Procedural: A Writer's Guide to the Police and How They Work by Russell Bintliff
Police Procedure & Investigation: A Guide for Writers (Howdunit) by Lee Lofland
Private Eyes: A Writer's Guide to Private Investigating by Hal Blythe
Rip-Off: A Writer's Guide to Crimes of Deception by Fay Faron
Scene of the Crime: A Writer's Guide to Crime-Scene Investigations by Anne Wingate

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How do series work?

To create a series or add a work to it, go to a "work" page. The "Common Knowledge" section now includes a "Series" field. Enter the name of the series to add the book to it.

Works can belong to more than one series. In some cases, as with Chronicles of Narnia, disagreements about order necessitate the creation of more than one series.

Tip: If the series has an order, add a number or other descriptor in parenthesis after the series title (eg., "Chronicles of Prydain (book 1)"). By default, it sorts by the number, or alphabetically if there is no number. If you want to force a particular order, use the | character to divide the number and the descriptor. So, "(0|prequel)" sorts by 0 under the label "prequel."

What isn't a series?

Series was designed to cover groups of books generally understood as such (see Wikipedia: Book series). Like many concepts in the book world, "series" is a somewhat fluid and contested notion. A good rule of thumb is that series have a conventional name and are intentional creations, on the part of the author or publisher. For now, avoid forcing the issue with mere "lists" of works possessing an arbitrary shared characteristic, such as relating to a particular place. Avoid series that cross authors, unless the authors were or became aware of the series identification (eg., avoid lumping Jane Austen with her continuators).

Also avoid publisher series, unless the publisher has a true monopoly over the "works" in question. So, the Dummies guides are a series of works. But the Loeb Classical Library is a series of editions, not of works.


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