I am brand new to these forums and, in fact, joined to ask this question. In mid-grade literature, how much Murder/death and what level of detail is acceptable? I want to include several scenes where people are killed, but I don't want to guild the Lilly too much with details that will need editing in the future. Most books that I would read in this age group do contain death and murder, but it would seem to be most acceptable in historical accounts. Murder and death seem to be less prominent in mid-grade fiction.