I am at the beginning stages of writing a murder mystery/police procedural novel. I have my overall plot and sub-plots clarified. I have created my main and supporting main characters (and a few minor characters that I thought of off the bat). Now I am at the point of outline/mapping out each chapter. For those who read these types of novels (or watch TV shows/movies) ... has the Time/Date stamp feature been done to death? Law and Order franchise is famous for doing the stamp ... their version of chapters I suppose. But, does it add suspense in and of itself? Or has it been erroneously used too many times to be an effective device? Before anyone asks, I believe my story will carry just fine with or without the date/time stamp. But if many like that added "feature", then I need to start adding that to the first draft so I get the time line down pat from the beginning.