Slap away that helping hand. Yank it back. Sit on it if necessary.
Yes, I’m talking about your own hand.
Do not offer it. Your Cozy Mystery readers do not want it.
Trust them to figure things out for themselves. They’ll find your clues, sniff out your breadcrumb trail.
Personally, I’m having a hard time doing this.
In fact, I’ve been sitting on my helping hand since January and my fingers are getting worryingly numb. (Um, what’s the first sign of gangrene?)