Spoilers in Series Books
I'm working on "A Bead in the Hand," sequel to "High Strung" in the Glass Bead Mystery series. In the first book, the MC adopts a dog because the murderer is the dog's owner, and she's going to jail. In "A Bead in the Hand" I'd like the MC to say "...I adopted a dog after his owner turned out to be a murderer." This, of course, means that I've just revealed the killer in the first book. I'm concerned that someone who has not read the first book may read this, and now know the key to the first story. It is not as fun to say "I adopted
a dog a few months back." Or more mysteriously (but still a giveaway) "I adopted a dog after his owner turned out to be a unsavory character."
I know that readers often read books out of order. Is a reader going to be upset by this spoiler if they read book two followed by book one? I think so, but thought I'd ask the community here at BC.
--edited by ValerieT on 11/10/2015, 11:43 AM--