Why Stephen King Spends 'Months and Even Years' Writing Opening Sentences - Stephen King's writing advice: "An opening line should invite the reader to begin the story. It should say: Listen. Come in here. You want to know about this."
Now that they found his bones, you might want to read this: The Daughter of Time by Josephine Tey: NY Times called it One of the Best Mysteries of All Time. An inspector laid up in the hospital tries to solve the centuries-old mystery of the Princes in the Tower--did Richard III kill them?