No editing here"" -- says our expert -- ""but a miscellaneous collection of good and genuine mystery story writer's essays, everyone with a spot of truth, but for anyone starting to write, its like a bride who doesn't know how to boil an egg reading Escoffier. These items are not well chosen for a beginner; any good mystery should contain all the following elements:- mystery, suspense, suspects, clews, atmosphere, action, pace, detecting, characters, and good writing. You'd never guess it from Mr. Burack."" ""Thus"", says P.A.T. ""I'd advise the serious beginner to hunt a second hand copy of Carolyn Wells' 'job' on writing mysteries -- and save $2.75"".